U2 Cancels St. Louis Show Amid Protests

Anthony Lamar Smith

Anthony Lamar Smith

Concerts by U2 and Ed Sheeran scheduled for this weekend in St. Louis were among many events canceled amid demonstrations following the acquittal Friday of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stokely.

'We have also been informed that local crowd security personnel would not be at full capacity.

The band doesn't want to risk anyone's public safety by having the concert, and so things are off, at least for tonight.

Protesters march on Tucker and Market to protest the not guilty verdict in the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith by former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 in St. Louis.

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Protests in St. Louis have turned violent after demonstrators hurled objects at police attempting to disperse the crowds. Judge Wilson explained in his decision that " in almost 30 years of experience in court, a drug dealer with a gun would be an anomaly ".

Numerous studies have revealed the disproportionate times that Black people are targeted and killed by police in the United States compared to whites.

Westgate Mall was temporarily shut down on Saturday and Macy's closed its store as protesters gathered at the mall in a largely peaceful protest.

The Irish rock band and entertainment firm Live Nation announced the show's cancellation in a statement citing concerns about their fans' security.

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Police said they have opened an investigation into possible criminal negligence. Authorities evacuated more than 100 patients from the nursing home .

In recent years grand juries have declined to charge officers involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, which set of nights of violent protest in Ferguson, near St Louis, and the choking death of Eric Garner, 43, in NY.

Stockley, who was a St. Louis police officer in 2011, shot and killed Smith after a high-speed chase that followed a suspected drug deal.

Smith was shot 5 times in his vehicle after trying to escape from Stockley and his partner who were following him on an alleged drug deal.

In other locations, some marchers assaulted police officers with bricks and bottles, according to police reports, and law enforcement responded with tear gas and pepper-spray balls. Stockley was accused of planting a gun at the scene of the crime in order to claim self-defense.

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