Over 80 people were arrested during the third night of protests in St. Louis after the acquittal of a police officer who had been facing a charge of first-degree murder.

According to acting Police Commissioner Larry O’Toole, “a concentrated area” was hit with vandalism, and several police officers were assaulted during the protests.

“Some criminals assaulted law enforcement officers and threw chemicals and rocks at them. All of the officers’ injuries were minor or moderate. All will be returned to duty soon,” O’Toole said at a media briefing on Sunday. “We’re in control, this is our city and we’re going to protect it.”

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