Missouri State Senator Arrested During Protest in Ferguson

Jamilah Nasheed

Missouri state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed was arrested Monday night during a protest outside the Ferguson, Mo., police station, St. Louis County police have confirmed, according to the New York Daily News.

Nasheed, who was reportedly walking and standing in the street, was told by officers that she could not protest there and was eventually arrested, along with another unidentified male protester, after refusing to comply with orders to leave the street, the news site notes.


According to the Daily News, the state senator, who represents the 5th District, part of St. Louis, has been booked under two unspecified charges and is being held at the jail in St. Ann, Mo., after refusing bond.

Protesters are still demonstrating on behalf of unarmed teen Michael Brown, who was killed in early August in Ferguson, and Vonderrit Myers Jr., who was killed earlier this month in St. Louis, both by white officers.


Read more at the New York Daily News.

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