Black Lives Matter Protest in Downtown St. Louis, MO

Yesterday afternoon in Downtown St. Louis, MO about 200 protesters associated with the Black Lives Matter movement gathered at Soldiers Memorial Park. They temporarily blocked traffic and marched through the streets in response to the deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA and Philado Castile in St. Paul, MN. The march ended on the steps of City Hall where protesters spoke against police brutality and the killings of five officers in Dallas, TX that happened day before.  

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A protesters holds up a sign while marching remembering Alton Sterling and Philando Castile who had been killed by police on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters block traffic at the intersection of Broadway and Market in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Black Lives Matter protesters march by a court building on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis on July 8, 2106.

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A protester holds an American flag upside down during a Black Lives Matter march in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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A protester holds an American flag upside down during a Black Lives Matter march in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters march toward the Old Courthouse in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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A group of protesters pose in front of the Arch while shutting down traffic at the intersection of Market and Broadway in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters carry a banner saying Black Lives Matter while marching down Broadway to Busch Stadium in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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A protester stops cars from leaving a parking garage while the Black Lives Matters demonstration passes by in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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A man holds up a Black Lives Matter sign while protesters walk through Ballpark Village at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Black Lives Matter protesters walk past Busch Stadium in a demonstration against the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters march to the Federal Courts building in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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A protester holds his hands up in the air at police as the march passes a closed onramp to Interstate 64 in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Two women throw rose petals at Soldiers Memorial Park as the protesters shut down traffic at the intersection of Tucker and Market in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Two women throw rose petals at Soldiers Memorial Park as the protesters shut down traffic at the intersection of Tucker and Market in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters shut down traffic at the intersection of Tucker and Market near City Hall in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters stage a die-in on the steps of City Hall in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters stage a die-in on the steps of City Hall in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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A small presence of police look on as protesters stage a die-in on the steps of City Hall in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters stage a die-in on the steps of City Hall in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters stage a die-in on the steps of City Hall in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters stage a die-in on the steps of City Hall in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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Protesters stage a die-in on the steps of City Hall in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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A protester holds an upside down American flag after protesters staged a die-in on the steps of City Hall in Downtown St. Louis, MO on July 8, 2016.

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A group of protesters pose in front of City Hall in St. Louis, MO as the demonstration wraps up on July 8, 2016.

 

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