A group of prominent activists associated with the Black Lives Matter movement were arrested in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday during a protest against police brutality.

The protesters, including leaders Cornel West, Deray Mckesson and Johnetta Elzie, were part of a group of 50 or so protesters who crossed a barricade outside the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse during a “Moral Monday” demonstration. They are being held at U.S. District Court in St. Louis, the site of the protest

The group was arrested while sitting and chanting outside the courthouse steps, which was captured on social media and broadcast in real-time. Read more…

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Prominent activists arrested at police brutality protest in St. Louis