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Protesters and police face off in St. Louis suburb over shooting
Protesters and police face off in St. Louis suburb over shooting

The protesters, almost all of them black, raised their fists and chanted, “We shall not be moved!” Down the hill, advancing against them late Monday night, were police officers in gas masks and riot gear, most of them white. “Don’t shoot!” some of the demonstrators yelled, inching closer to the barely visible police line. One man drifted several dozen feet closer with his arms up, lifting his shirt and spinning around as if to say: Look, no gun. Then an older woman in a dust mask to shield her a bit from the swirling tear gas spotted him and shouted, “Get your ass back here!” The two sides were locked in confrontation in this working-class...

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