In St. Louis protests after police detained more than 120 people

© REUTERS / Whitney CurtisПротесты in St. Louis after the acquittal of a policeman who killed a black. 15.09.2017In St. Louis protests after police detained more than 120 people© REUTERS / Whitney Curtis

The police of the city of Saint Louis, Missouri 123 detained participants of protest actions, which began in connection with the court’s decision to acquit former police officer for the murder of an African American Anthony Lamar Smith, said police.

«The total number of arrests is 123 man», — stated in the message of police of the city in Twitter.

Earlier the police reported that the clashes injured several police officers and damages to many buildings. Traffic on all roads was restored. Law enforcement officers seized demonstrators several weapons and bottles of unknown chemical mixture.

On Friday, a judge in St. Louis issued a judgement of acquittal in respect of former police officer Jason Stockley, who was accused of murder in 2011, 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith, after which the protesters began to protest. Police reported that the demonstration has acquired illegal protesters threw stones and broke Windows at the mayor’s house. Police used tear gas and detained dozens of people.