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  • Photos by Karen Elshout

    St. Louis University Law Professor Brendan Roediger, in suit, walks front and center with the protesters as they approach the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Monday. They started their march at Christ Church Cathedral and then they rallied at the courthouse.

  • A rally and protest was held outside the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse Monday as part of the Michael Brown, Jr. one year anniversary event. Acts of Civil Disobedience were encouraged Monday.

  • St. Louis Rabbi Susan Talve led the gathered clergy to anoint those gathered in protest Monday outside the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse with holy oil.

  • Protesters led by Cornel West ( with glasses) start to climb over the police barricade at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse as part of a Act of Civil Disobedience to mark the first anniversary of MIchael Brown's death.

  • Protesters led by Cornel West (with glasses) start to climb over the police barricade at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse as part of a Act of Civil Disobedience to mark the first anniversary of MIchael Brown's death.

  • Protesters are arrested after they climbed over the police barricade and refused to disperse at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse as part of a Act of Civil Disobedience to mark the first anniversary of MIchael Brown's death.

  • Protesters led by Cornel West ( with glasses) start to climb over the police barricade at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse as part of an Act of Civil Disobedience to mark the first anniversary of MIchael Brown's death.

Courthouse closed as protests continue

The St. Louis County Courts Building closed at 3:30 p.m. Monday after St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger declared a state of emergency, but the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse downtown remained open for normal hours despite protests on the front steps. The county court will be open for normal hours starting Tuesday, said Paul Fox, director of judicial administration.
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