A NOTE FROM ELON JAMES WHITE:
Soon after Emily and I left the protest a confrontation with the police occurred resulting in some of the protestors being maced. This is a prime example of the volatility of the situation on the ground in St. Louis. At any point the protest can go from civil disobedience to direct confrontation with police officers. I hope that this isn’t a preview of things to come this weekend in STL/Ferguson but I’d be lying if I said I’m not expecting it.