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Rain Holds Down Protest Numbers, But Most Are Arrested

Chris McDaniel | St. Louis Public Radio

Despite the rain, about a dozen protesters were arrested in front of the Ferguson police department Thursday night.

The number of protesters had remained small throughout the evening: around 10 p.m., about 15 people marched through a Walgreens and a grocery store with their hands in the air. Others documented the action through livestreaming on cell phones. 

When protesters returned to the street in front of the police station an hour later, they were told over a police loudspeaker that they were violating a noise ordinance. 

The majority of protesters in front of the station were arrested around 11:30 p.m. and taken to the St. Ann jail. 

Officers in St. Ann were still processing the arrestees an hour later, and said they could not confirm the total number.