Radical Leftists & Professional Agitators Gather in St. Louis City to Plan Tonight’s Riots
Protesters and agitators were organizing today at Shaw Market on Shaw Boulevard and Klemm Street in St. Louis city.
The rain did not keep the protesters and organizers away Thursday at Shaw Market on Shaw and Klemm Street.
18 year-old Vonderrit Myers, Jr. was shot dead by a police officer in St. Louis City Wednesday night.
Myers reportedly shot at the officer three times during a chase.
A 9mm Ruger was recovered from the scene.
The shooting took place around 7:30 PM about a block from the Missouri Botanical Garden, a popular tourist attraction.
Thursday night’s protesters were also well organized as reported by the PJ Tatler.
Paula Bolyard at The Tatler reported:
There were several livestream feeds that popped up almost immediately after the shooting was reported, and they documented the anatomy of these modern protests. If you happened to tune in during the night, you saw a bizarre mix of south St. Louis residents, trained Occupy protesters (some of whom claimed to be veterans of Occupy Oakland), masked anarchists, and people who seemed like they just saw a line and thought the only sensible thing to do was to get in it.
At times the atmosphere was festive. People were singing, mugging for the camera, dancing. Those folks didn’t seem especially upset about the death of Vonderrit Myers, but looked like they were making the most of the gathering and they were having fun socializing. Others were professional protesters. They talked about the uprising in Hong Kong and complained about Monsanto, Ferguson, the greedy corporations, and a whole list of other grievances they thought people should really, really care about. A few pitched their own upcoming protests for their very important causes. Many of them came prepared with gas masks.
There were green-hatted legal observers on hand with clipboards to make sure the police didn’t make any mistakes, a couple of guys in Spider-Man masks, and a few young men wearing ISIS-style head coverings. There were also some (obviously high) blonde kids with black hoodies who were sexually harassing female police officers and there was a group of hipsters in skinny jeans that didn’t seem to belong, except that they were well-versed in direct action protest protocol.
One man, who said he is with the African American Defense League (associated with the Black Panthers), said the time for peaceful protests is over. “They kill us, we gotta kill them back. F**k the march sh**!” he said. He also wanted everyone to know that if you have any melanin in your skin, there is no cure for ebola (because only black people have melanin or something). “Ebola’s got a cure for only white people,” he said, “You type it into google and you’ll see.”
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