FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A day of protests over Michael Brown’s (pictured) police shooting death that began in Ferguson has spread across St. Louis, as participants targeted businesses, government buildings and a $1,000-a-person Democratic fundraiser.
A march Monday on Ferguson police headquarters amid pounding rain and an extended tornado watch was followed by a loud rally inside St. Louis City Hall and disruptions at two St. Louis County Wal-Mart stores. Police reported more than 50 arrests and expected that number to grow.
Protesters also blocked a road outside the Ferguson headquarters of Emerson Electric. They later tried to crash a private fundraiser for a St. Louis County executive candidate where U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill was scheduled to appear. Police said several people were arrested at the Webster Groves event.
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