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Louis Concert Over Safety Concerns

18 September 2017, 01:13 | Jermaine Blake

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Noisy demonstrators disrupted shopping at suburban malls and marched through a district of bars and restaurants on Saturday, but the protests were peaceful following sporadic vandalism and violence a night earlier.

A concert by the famous irish rock band U2 led by Bono, has been cancelled Saturday, September 16, at St. Louis in the United States, where the police said the overloaded of work because of protests from the day before, after the acquittal for murder of a police officer, tells AFP.

After Stockley was acquitted on Friday, sporadic violence resulted in almost three-dozen people arrested and 11 police officers injured, including a broken jaw and dislocated shoulder, police said.

Live Nation said the St. Louis Police Department would not have sufficient personnel to monitor the concert due to unrest in downtown St. Louis after a not-guilty verdict against ex-police officer Jason Stockley in a murder case.

On Saturday, U2 said of the decision to cancel their Saturday night show, "We can not in good conscience risk our fans' safety by proceeding with tonight's concert". U2 was supposed to perform at The Dome at America's Center on Saturday. "As much as we regret having to cancel, we feel it is the only acceptable course of action in the current environment".

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Stockley, 36, shot Smith, 24, five times December 20, 2011 after a auto chase that followed a suspected drug deal.

They have been held after the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley, 36, who was cleared of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith, 24, after a auto chase in 2011. A fortiori in this city, in the suburbs where the riots have taken place in 2014 after the death of a young black man, Michael Brown, killed by a white policeman.

The BBC report that on Friday night over 33 protesters were arrested, and 11 police officers injured in the protests.

Prosecutors brought first degree murder charges in 2016, alleging that Stockley's comments to his partner showed premeditation and alleging he planted a gun in Smith's vehicle after the shooting.



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