Richmond Heights Police reported on Facebook that Friday afternoon seven out of approximately 70 protesters at the Galleria were arrested for “failure to disperse.”
The police report:
About 1:30pm today protesters began chanting and walking through the St. Louis Galleria. About 70 protesters were loudly chanting “shut it down” and “these killer cops have got to go”, etc. as they walked through the mall corridors. Richmond Heights Police were on scene with Mall management and allowed protest to continue south through mall. At 1:55pm the Richmond Heights police gave a series of orders to disperse. Protesters continued chanting, walking through the mall.
At 2:22 pm Richmond Heights police issued a Code 1000 request for police assistance from neighboring communities since protesters refused to obey police order to disperse.
At about 2:30 seven arrests made for Failure to Disperse along with additional charges to include one charge of Assaulting a Police Officer.
Saint Louis Galleria closed at about 2:30pm and reopened by 3:30pm.