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St. Louis Faith Leaders Criticize Arrest, Pepper-Spraying of Clergyman at Protest

posted on October 3, 2017

St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Erin Heffernan reports that on Monday, protesters and faith leaders in St. Louis called Friday’s arrest of a clergyman at a demonstration an example of excessive use of force by law enforcement. She writes, “At a gathering of about 20 faith leaders at the Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. Darryl Gray pointed to the jail bracelet still on his wrist, which lists him as inmate 171 at the St. Louis City Justice Center.” Gray, who was pepper-sprayed before the arrest, said, “(We) will continue to stand up for what is wrong, which will make us targets. We’ll get the full brunt of whatever frustration and anger some in law enforcement have.”

Read at St. Louis Post Dispatch