ST. LOUIS - A number businesses have been damaged and 11 law enforcement officers were injured in violent protests overnight.
In a press conference over periscope, Interim Chief Lawrence O’Toole said the St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch, Culpeppers Bar and Grill and Mayor Lyda Krewson's home were damaged by agitators as protests turned violent late Friday night.
According to a tweet from the St. Louis Police department, the St. Louis Fire Department was called to extinguish a fire in a dumpster. The tweet said two agitators were arrested as a result.
A press release from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said nine St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officers, one Missouri Highway Patrol trooper and one St. Louis County Officer were injured, including a St. Louis city officer who was struck with a brick. O'Toole said the injuries to St. Louis police officers included a possible broken jaw and an officer with a dislocated shoulder.
O'Toole said officers gave orders to disperse multiple times. He said tear gas was used after officers were assaulted by bottles and bricks.
The police press release said 32 arrests have been made.
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