(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Police announced the arrest of 19 people on Monday afternoon in connection with protests related to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9.
According to the Saint Louis County Police Department, six people were arrested near the site of the August shooting for refusal to disperse. Those people, police say, were “related to the Ferguson protests,” and were arrested due to concern for the safety of protesters and vehicular traffic.
An additional 13 people were arrested at the Ferguson Police Department for disturbance of the peace. Police say those 13 people told officers that they wanted to get arrested. They were only arrested after “bumping police officer’s shields and eventually forcing through the police skirmish line,” a media advisory said.
The identities of those arrested were not immediately released. About 800 to 900 demonstrators marched through Saint Louis overnight Sunday into Monday.
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