Protesters met on October 3 in a Schnucks grocery store parking lot and split into two groups, one of the drivers and one of the passengers to go into the planned action. The cars drove onto all lanes and shoulders of eastbound Interstate 64 and stopped. Protesters who weren’t driving exited the cars and formed a line across the eastbound lanes. A few minutes later after letting some traffic through, the protesters started marching as other protesters drove their cars behind them. The march went from the Compton overpass to Jefferson Street where the protesters marched up the exit ramp as the police cars driving through traffic were getting closer.
As protesters marched north on Jefferson Street a line of police in riot gear blocked the road at the intersection of Jefferson and Market. Protesters then stood on the sidewalk as police surrounded them on all sides. The protest ended with police kettling and arresting 143 people, including myself and other journalists. If you want to read more about this, here a couple links.
After the arrests, a group of protesters set up tents in front of the Justice Center in Downtown St. Louis and waited for everyone to be released. As protesters were released they were given water, food, cigarettes, and legal help at the public entrance of the jail.