St. Louis County police said they arrested nine people Saturday night and early Sunday in suburban University City, home to Washington University, one day after protests that turned violent led to 33 arrests in two St. Louis neighborhoods.
Twenty-three businesses and five police vehicles were damaged by people throwing rocks, bricks, water bottles filled with paint thinner or gasoline and balloons filled with red liquid.
Citing security concerns, U2 and Live Nation cancelled Saturday’s concert at The Dome at America’s Center.
The demonstrations in this St. Louis suburb followed a night of protests that at times turned violent. A number of businesses were vandalized and 32 people were arrested.
In a video statement posted on Twitter early Friday, Interim Chief Lawrence O’Toole said that nine city officers suffered injuries, ranging from a broken jaw to a separated shoulder. O’Toole also reported that one Missouri State Highway patrol officer sustained injuries.