Police Officers Injured, Protesters Arrested in St. Louis Protests | NBC Nightly News

NBC'S BLAKE McCOY HAS BEEN IN ST LOUIS ALL DAY, WHAT'S THE LATEST, PEOPLE ARE ALREADY TURNING OUT

>> THEY ARE, YOU CAN SEE PROTESTERS BEGINNING TO GATHER HERE FOR A SECOND NIGHT THEIR MOVEMENTS SO FAR HAVE BEEN UNPREDICTABLE, CHALLENGING LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SOMETIMES HAVE LED TO VIOLENT CLASHES >> DEMONSTRATIONS IN ST LOUIS TURNED VIOLENT QUICKLY LAST NIGHT ABOUT 1,000 PEOPLE CONVERGING ON THE MAYOR'S HOUSE

SHE WASN'T HOME AT THE TIME HURLING RED PAINT AND THROWING ROCKS THROUGH WINDOWS POLICE RESPONDED WITH TEAR GAS THIS AFTER A GROUP DAMAGED A POLICE CAR AND THREW ROCKS AND BOTTLES AT OFFICERS EARLIER IN THE DAY IN TOTAL 11 OFFICERS INJURED, 32 PROTESTERS ARRESTED

TODAY PROTESTERS WERE ON THE MOVE SHUTTING DOWN A SUBURBAN SHOPPING MALL AND U2 CONCERT CANCELLED A MID SECURITY CONCERNS THE CLASHES COME AFTER A WHITE POLICE OFFICER JASON STOCKLEY WAS HE ACQUITTED BY A JUDGE ON FRIDAY IN THE 2011 KILLING OF A BLACK MAN ANTHONY LAMAR SMITH WHO REACHED FOR A GUN AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CHASE HE SAID HE REACHED FOR A GUN AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CHASE >> I DID NOT MURDER ANTHONY LAMAR SMITH

>> IN A NEW INTERVIEW STOCKLEY MAINTAINS HE ACTED IN SELF DEFENSE, DENYING PROSECUTOR'S CLAIMS THAT HE PLANTED THE GUN IN THE VICTIM'S CAR HE SAYS HE IS PLEASED WITH THE VERDICT >> IT FEELS LIKE THE BURDEN IS LIFTED BUT THE BURDEN OF HAVING TO KILL SOMEONE NEVER REALLY LIFTS >> IT ALL HARKENS BACK TO THE 2014 RIOTS IN NEARBY FERGUSON

MISSOURI'S GOVERNOR IS IN ST LOUIS LOOKING TO PREVENT A REPEAT >> WE HAVE NATIONAL GUARD TEAMS ON STANDBY GEARED UP, READY TO ROLL >> DO YOU SEE THEM TAKING AN ACTIVE ROLE >> IF THEY ARE NEEDED THEY WILL STEP IN

>> RIGHT NOW NATIONAL GUARD IS PROTECTING GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS LOCAL AND STATE POLICE ARE OUT IN FORCE DETERMINED TO QUAIL FLARE UPS AND KEEP PROTESTERS AT BAY >> IN ADDITION TO CANCELLED U2 CONCERT ED SHEERAN ALSO HAS CANCELLED HIS CONCERT FOR TOMORROW IT'S ANYONE'S GUESS HOW LONG THIS

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