State senator arrested during protest in Ferguson
Missouri state senator Jamilah Nasheed was arrested Monday night outside of Ferguson’s police department during another series of protest following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.
Senator Nasheed was taken into custody, but further details were not immediately available.
Further details were not immediately available.
CNN footage broadcast by television station KSDK showed the politician shouting “No Justice,” with replies of “No peace,” from several protesters, as she was handcuffed along with another man.
KDSK reported that Nasheed was arrested after standing in the street and blocking traffic, then failing to move despite repeated warnings from police.
Demonstrations have occupied the streets of St. Louis just about daily since the Aug. killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.
A grand jury has until January to decide whether to charge Wilson, who has not spoken publicly about the matter. Protesters are demanding that police immediately arrest Wilson, and have called for the appointment of a special prosecutor.
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