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The Latest: Authorities outline charges against protesters

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ST. LOUIS - The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect : 12:50 p.m. Authorities say four of the nine people arrested overnight during protests in the St. Louis suburb of University City will face felony destruction of property charges. The St. Louis County Police Department said Sunday that among those arrested were two male minors. The other seven ranged in age from 22 to 37 years old.
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Ed Sheeran cancels St. Louis concert amid protests over police acquittal

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Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's Sunday night concert in St. Louis has been canceled in the wake of violent protests over the acquittal of a former police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black man. Sheeran's tour promoter cited security concerns as the reason for the cancelation.
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Windows Smashed In 2nd Night Of Unrest Near St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS - Protests turned violent for a second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests.
The confrontation took place late Saturday night in the Delmar Loop area of University City, a suburb about 10 miles west of St. Louis near Washington University. The area is known for concert venues, restaurants, shops and bars, and...
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The Latest: Governor warns protesters about property damage

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ST. LOUIS - The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect : 10:15 a.m. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says protesters arrested for breaking shop windows in the St. Louis suburb of University City overnight and are in jail and will face felony charges. The Republican governor warned Sunday on Facebook that the authorities will not let property damage go unchecked. There were at least nine arrests during Saturday night's protest, which followed a day of peaceful demonstrations.
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Peaceful protests turn violent by nightfall in St. Louis

Peaceful protests turn violent by nightfall in St. Louis

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A white police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black suspect, and the protests began.
What started, by day, as peaceful demonstrations, turned violent by night, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Saturday night marked the second night in a row that protests “descended into late-night violence with broken windows and thrown rocks, water bottles and garbage can lids.” One small faction of protestors “threw chunks of concrete at police,” breaking windows of several businesses. Reporters saw police arrest at least six people.
The shooting in question, from the St...
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