(KMOV.com) -- A group of protesters were arrested in downtown St. Louis late Thursday night after they reportedly spray-painted slogans on a bank building and fought with police officers.
Authorities said the protesters were marching downtown when one individual stopped to spray paint graffiti on the outside of the Fifth Third Bank. Two blocks away, at 826 Olive, The People's National Bank was also vandlized.
A police official said the property manager at the Fifth Third Bank came out to stop the protester, but he was assaulted by the vandal. An officer in the area witnessed the scuffle and assisted the manager. As the officer was attempting to take the vandal into custody, two other suspects punched that officer and another officer who responded to the scene. One of the officers suffered some sort of hand injury and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.