By Staff The Associated Press |
The death of George Floyd at the hands of police has triggered outrage, and the worst unrest that the U.S. has seen in decades. As Mike Armstrong reports, peaceful protests and deeper messages of frustration can be easily lost amid the mayhem. Police say four officers were hit by gunfire after protests in St. Louis that started peacefully Monday became violent overnight, with demonstrators smashing windows and stealing items from businesses and fires burning in the downtown area.
The police department tweeted early Tuesday that the officers were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. It was unclear who had fired the shots.
The chaos in St. Louis followed continued protests Monday in Missouri over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans, with gatherings also held in Kansas City and Jefferson City.