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Punches thrown between protesters, Rams fans; mother, daughter arrested

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Police said two protesters were arrested after a fight outside the Edward Jones Dome Sunday afternoon.

Police said around 20 protesters gathered outside the Edward Jones Dome Sunday afternoon to protest the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. According to police, a fan leaving the Rams-Seahawks game stole an American flag that had been displayed upside down by the protesters. Police said punches were then thrown.

One fan told News 4 things got heated when he confronted the protesters for flying the flag upside down.  Police said Bolten was not the person who stole the flag.

"Seeing the flag fly upside down and I don't take too kindly to that, I don't think that's appropriate and I went up and said 'why are flying the flag upside down?' A young lady came up and spit in my face. I step back from her and next thing I know, I have a fist in my face," he said.

One woman said she was left with a black eye.

"I didn't even know what happened, something hit me and I was on the ground," she said.

Police said they arrested a woman and her 17-year-old daughter on assault charges.

No victims were transported to a hospital.

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