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(Worthy News) - St. Louis County authorities declared a state of emergency Monday and more than 100 people were arrested on the second day of protests marking a year since a police officer killed Ferguson, Missouri, teen Michael Brown.
The move was announced by County Executive Steve Stenger, who cited the violence that marred protests Sunday night in Ferguson.
"The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger," Stenger said in a statement. [ Source ]
Police arrest protesters in Ferguson
Police in St. Louis on Monday arrested 57 people during protests outside the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse. The demonstrations were part of events dubbed #MoralMonday. Clergy members prayed in front of the building and spread oil on it, saying they were anointing it. The protestors were being processed and released "as quickly as can administratively be accomplished by the United States Marshal Service," U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said. Terri Dougherty, a U.S. attorney spokesperson, told USA Today protesters arrested outside the federal courthouse face charges of unreasonably obstructing the usual use of an entrance and will be fined $125. [ Source ]