Ryan J. Reilly & Jullie Craven -Huff Post Black Voices
ST. LOUIS — Dozens of protesters were arrested Monday outside the U.S. attorney’s office in downtown St. Louis during a demonstration against police brutality.
DeRay Mckesson and Johnetta Elzie — prominent activists in the Black Lives Matter movement — were among the 57 people detained during the sit-in. They were released after being issued a summons alleging obstruction of the courthouse doorways, U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said in a statement.
The rally, which Callahan said included as many as 200 people, was a part of Moral Mondays, a nationwide social justice movement that began in North Carolina in response to the state legislature’s conservative shift. The campaign moved to St. Louis this week, calling on the Department of Justice to take action against police violence toward black people.
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