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Cornel West, Ferguson Protesters Arrested Outside St. Louis Courthouse

Multiple protesters outside a courthouse in St. Louis, including Dr. Cornel West and DeRay McKesson, were arrested Monday afternoon.

Last night, as protesters gathered in Ferguson on the anniversary of Michael Brown‘s death, shots were fired and, according to police reports, cops ended up shooting someone who opened fire on them.

Various protesters were arrested for reportedly going past police barricades. People and reporters on the scene snapped photos of what they witnessed:

One of the protesters arrested tweeted this beforehand:

Before he was arrested, McKesson posted a few Vines showing others people being arrested:

And amid all this, a state of emergency was declared in St. Louis County:

You can watch live footage from MSNBC here:

[featured image via OBS_STL]

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