ST. LOUIS — On Friday night, police and protesters clashed outside Busch Stadium. A Black Lives Matter demonstration involving a few dozen activists led to eight arrests, two of which included the use of stun guns by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s bike patrol unit, according to police.
Among those hit was a newly elected school board director from a St. Louis suburb, who said she was stunned more than once.
During the hours-long protest on the night of a Cardinals game, police say the activists had walked into traffic on more than one occasion, and that they were impeding the flow of traffic and were told to move to the sidewalk several times before arrests were made.
But cellphone video footage shows that stun guns were used on demonstrators who were on the sidewalk at the time.