‘No justice, no profits’: Rowdy protesters storm St. Louis mall, force businesses to shut down

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A second night of fierce protests in St. Louis caused several stores to shut down in the West County Center mall on Saturday.

Chanting “No Justice, No Profits” and “the whole damn system is guilty as hell,” the rowdy crowd stormed the mall and caused several businesses, including Macy’s, to shut their entrance gates for their own protection, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The march came on the heels of protesters attacking the mayor’s house, and injuring almost a dozen officers the night before.

Police followed the group closely as they marched through the mall, and closed the entrance where the group left around 30 minutes after they were done causing a commotion.

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Shoppers looked fearful, but the press found one vendor in the mall happy to see the crowd.

The Taste of St. Louis food festival organizer Mike Kociela said, “There should be no difference in how anybody is treated,” he said. “It’s a shame we’re in this situation. I personally want to be part of the solution. I’m glad you are here. You are welcome.”

The mall was temporarily shut down during the protests.

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The protests followed the acquittal of police officer Jason Stockley in the shooting death of fleeing suspect Anthony Lamar Smith, who nearly ran over police during his escape.

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