Tag: Violent

Protests Turn Violent In St. Louis After Former Police Officer Is Cleared In Shooting Of Black Man

Protests Turn Violent In St. Louis After Former Police Officer Is Cleared In Shooting Of Black Man

Large protests turned violent Friday in St. Louis after a former police officer was cleared in the fatal shooting of a black man, causing injuries to multiple law enforcement officers, property damage, and more than a dozen arrests.The protests came in response to a judge finding Jason Stockley, who is white, not guilty of murder for fatally shooting Anthony Lamar Smith, a drug suspect, in 2011. Stockley was an officer with the St. Louis Police Department at the time, and was heard saying "we're killing this motherfucker, don't you know it" while involved in a high-speed chase with Smith.In the hours after the verdict, large groups of protesters gathered in locations around the city. At a news conference Friday afternoon, acting St. Louis Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said a tot...
Several People Were Injured After A Protest Turned Violent Outside The Turkish Embassy In DC

Several People Were Injured After A Protest Turned Violent Outside The Turkish Embassy In DC

Violence broke out Tuesday during a protest in front of the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC's Embassy Row, leaving at least nine people injured in what quickly turned into an all-out brawl.The violence erupted after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Trump at the White House. Pro- and anti-Erdogan protesters were gathered outside the Turkish Embassy when men in black suits were seen attacking demonstrators. Some of the people involved in the fight included Erdogan's guards, Voice of America reported.The Metropolitan Police Department told BuzzFeed News that two people were arrested after the incident. Ayten Necemi, 49, of Woodside, NY, was arrested for aggravated assault and Jalal Kheirabaoi of Fairfax, Virginia, was arrested for assault on a police officer, po...