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Protesters mark New Year with ‘Black Lives Matter’ marches across US

Protesters mark New Year with 'Black Lives Matter' marches across US

Protesters from the East to West coasts of the US ushered in the New Year with ‘Black Lives Matter’ marches against police brutality. In St Louis demonstrators tried to take over a police station, demanding that the “occupiers” be “removed from power.”

In a letter addressed to St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and all other “occupiers of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department,” protesters announced in August they were evicting them from the building for a range of alleged offenses, including police brutality and transforming the police department into a “militarizing occupying force.”

On New Year’s Eve, protesters attempted to follow through on their promise after approximately 75 demonstrators affiliated with the activist group Ferguson Action gathered at police headquarters, and some attempted to storm the building.

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