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Protests in downtown St. Louis after Virginia attacks, Stockley trial

Groups of people started marching in protest in downtown St. Louis outside of Busch Stadium Saturday evening. (KMOV) Groups of people started marching in protest in downtown St. Louis outside of Busch Stadium Saturday evening. (KMOV)
Groups of people started marching in protest in downtown St. Louis outside of Busch Stadium Saturday evening. (KMOV) Groups of people started marching in protest in downtown St. Louis outside of Busch Stadium Saturday evening. (KMOV)
Groups of people started marching in protest in downtown St. Louis outside of Busch Stadium Saturday evening. (KMOV) Groups of people started marching in protest in downtown St. Louis outside of Busch Stadium Saturday evening. (KMOV)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO -

Dozens of protesters hit the streets of downtown St. Louis on Saturday to express their feelings about the events in Charlottesville as well as the murder trial against a former St. Louis police officer.

The group started at Kiener Plaza and walked to Busch Stadium during last night's Cardinals game. 

Testimony in the trial of former officer Jason Stockley concluded this week. Prosecutors have called the killing of Stockley's victim, Anthony Smith, an "execution." Much of the incident was caught on camera.

"We have to combine these fights in so many different ways, and that's what today is about," State Rep. Bruce Franks told News 4. "We're here to stand up for injustice."

Defense attorneys for Stockley say he acted in self-defense because Smith posed a threat by fleeing from police. The judge in the case will not announce a verdict before August 18.

One man was arrested during the march after allegedly attempting to stop a car as people walked in the street.

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