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Protesters chant as they march in the street way from the City Justice Center Monday, June 1, 2020, in St. Louis. Protesters gathered to speak out against the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A large group of protesters chant in the street outside the City Justice Center as a United States flag blows in the breeze Monday, June 1, 2020, in St. Louis. Protesters gathered to speak out against the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Protesters demonstrate outside the City Justice Center Monday, June 1, 2020, in St. Louis. Protesters gathered to speak out against the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Protesters prepare to march in the streets Monday, June 1, 2020, in St. Louis. Protesters gathered to speak out against the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis police said four officers were hit by gunfire after protests that started peacefully Monday became violent overnight, with protesters smashing windows and stealing items from businesses and fires burning in the downtown area.
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The police department said on Twitter early Tuesday that the officers were taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. It was unclear who had fired the shots.
The chaos in St. Louis followed continued protests Monday in Missouri over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans, with gatherings also held in Kansas City and Jefferson City. The nationwide protests were sparked by the May 25 death of Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck until he stopped breathing.
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Monday's protests came after peaceful daytime protests Sunday led to spurts of chaos overnight into Monday, with vehicles and buildings damaged and officers firing tear gas after being pelted with rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails.
On Monday afternoon, several hundred people rallied peacefully outside the justice center in downtown St. Louis, including Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards. Protestors later walked to the Gateway Arch National Park and then onto nearby Interstate 64.
But later Monday, protesters gathered in front of police headquarters, where officers fired tear gas. Some protesters smashed windows at a downtown 7-11 store and stole items from inside before the building was set on fire. Moments later a car was set on fire and other businesses broken into and looted.
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On Monday afternoon, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Police Chief Rick Smith kneeled with protesters gathered at the Country Club Plaza entertainment district and had what police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina later described as a good conversation with the crowd.
Not long after, Becchina said items were thrown at police and pepper spray was used. More people began to arrive later in the evening and he said about “half a dozen”people had been detained, some who had sacks of rocks and bags of urine.
Nearly 2,000 protesters gathered early Monday evening on the Capitol grounds in Jefferson City, carrying signs reading “white silence is violence” and “say their names.”
Police estimated that more than 1,500 people turned out in O'Fallon, about 35 miles (56.33 kilometers) west of St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Police Chief Tim Clothier locked arms and marched with protesters, saying he wanted to show support for their cause.
"We do not agree with what happened. We do not want to condone the behavior of that one officer,” Clothier said.
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A $20 bill with ink reportedly running launched the arrest and death of George Floyd and subsequent protests and riots across the nation."I've seen my share of counterfeit bills," said P.J. Hill, a resident of the neighborhood, community leader and member of the Worldwide Outreach for Christ Ministries across the intersection from Cup Foods, where the report of the fake bill was made to police.
Republican Gov. Mike Parson said Monday that the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are ready if violence persists.
“We support peaceful protesters and we are committed to protecting the lawful exercise of these rights,” Parson, a former sheriff, said. “But violence and destruction will never be the answer. It does not help us achieve justice or peace. Instead it terrorizes innocent people and families, destroys our communities and creates more anger and pain.”
Tensions boiled over Sunday in Kansas City and Ferguson, the city in St. Louis County that became synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement after the August 2014 killing of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, by a white police officer.
President Donald Trump walks past a building defaced with graffiti by protestors in Lafayette Park across from the White House after walking to St John's Church for a photo opportunity during ongoing protests, in Washington, DC, on June 1.
Protestors are tear-gassed as the police disperse them near the White House, in Washington, DC, on June 1. Police fired tear gas outside the White House as anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice fury at police brutality.
Protesters march with three placards stating "BLACK Lives Matter" in the aftermath of widespread unrest following the death of George Floyd on June 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Demonstrations have erupted all across the country in response Floyd's death in Minneapolis, Minnesota while in police custody.
A memorial site where George Floyd died while in police custody, on June 1, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. George's brother Terrence Floyd visited the site Monday and called for justice and the prosecution of all four officers involved in the incident.
People shout slogans during a protest at Dam Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands on June 1 over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white police officer in the Minneapolis, Minnesota.
NYPD officers stand in formation as nearby demonstrators hold a rally in Times Square in New York City on June 1, denouncing racism in law enforcement and the May 25 killing of George Floyd while in police custody.
A young boy holds a "Justice" sign as he peers outside the window of a car passing protesters marching through downtown for the third night of unrest on May 31 in Richmond, Va. Gov. Ralph Northam issued a curfew for this evening.
Protesters march through downtown Miami, Florida on May 31.
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San Diego County sheriff officers stand guard in front of a burning bank building after a protest on May 31, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.
People march from Parliament Square in central London on May 31, to protest against the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US.
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Just as in 2014, the Ferguson Police Department was a focus of demonstrators on Sunday for a second night. Police began dispersing the crowd shortly after 10 p.m., but some people damaged windows at Ferguson Brewing Co. just down the street. Minutes later, after someone threw a Molotov cocktail at a police car, officers responded with tear gas and ordered protesters to clear the area.
St. Louis County police reported that two officers suffered minor injuries. One was hit by fireworks, the other by a rock. Six people were arrested, police spokesman Benjamin Granda said.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Marcus Marvin Hunt was arrested Saturday in St. Louis and accused of distributing information on making explosives and destructive devices. Schmitt said a person in St. Louis was charged with organizing and promoting a riot. The second suspect's name wasn't released.
Associated Press reporter Sara Burnett contributed from Chicago.
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David McAtee was known in the Russell neighborhood for his barbecue stand, YaYa's BBQ. His death has sparked outrage amid nationwide protests.McAtee, 53, was shot to death while Louisville Metro Police officers and National Guard troops were breaking up a crowd in the parking lot of the Dino's Food Mart at West Broadway and 26th Street as protests over the death of Breonna Taylor swelled. Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police in her apartment in March.