ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A group of approximately 75 marched throughout downtown St. Louis Wednesday before gathering outside of Police Headquarters.
The protesters posted an “Eviction Notice” on the door of the headquarters which listed reasons that “Chief Sam Dotson and all other occupiers of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department” would be “removed from power.”
News 4’s Russell Kinsaul was at the headquarters and said there was a line of police officers outside the front door preventing people from entering the building. He said the officers used pepper spray when the protesters attempted to enter the building.
Protesters said they would be at the headquarters for about four hours to represent the hours that Michael Brown’s body lay in the street.
In total, 18 people have been arrested. 12 women and 6 men were arrested for impeding the flow of traffic because police said they laid down in the street.
A male is additionally being charged with 3rd Degree Assault after allegedly assaulting a City Marshall inside the lobby of Police Headquarters.
Eviction Notice to the STL Metropolitan Police signed bel We The People pic.twitter.com/SHWAXHuAbd— T Jessica (@ms_tjp) December 31, 2014