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Frustration lingers after shouting cuts meeting between Belmar, protesters short

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By Ruella Rouf By Ruella Rouf

CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A group of Ferguson protesters had a meeting with St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar Tuesday, but it was cut short because a small group of protesters kept shouting.

At the request of the citizens, press exited as the meeting began, but it quickly progressed to shouting.

Moments later Belmar exited the room, and the protesters also started leaving. News 4’s Matt Sczesny observed that most of the protesters appeared to be upset at a small group. They told Sczesny the small group only wanted to shout at Belmar before allowing him to speak.

Belmar said he has a good dialogue with the protesters in Ferguson. He added the trouble at Tuesday’s meeting was due to a small group of people and not the majority.

However, several citizens who showed up Tuesday night were upset that they did not get a chance to speak to Belmar. 

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