It wasn’t enough for rioters to show their ignorant bones in the Central West End on Friday night. Saturday evening/ and late night following a three hour peaceful march/demonstration in the Delmar Loop (University City/and edge of St. Louis City, most of the protesters went home. A group of rioters remained to confront and agitate police officers. More officers had to be brought in for the smaller crowd than was present earlier in the day for the peaceful march. Rioters proceeded to shatter windows in this popular business district of Blueberry Hill. Nearly every business had windows smashed.
The West County Mall (St. Louis County) earlier in the day had hundreds of protesters march through the inside of the mall, disturbing the peace of shoppers. Apparently, that is the demonstrators purpose, to disrupt the peace and profits.
Disruption of peace and destruction of property benefits no one! It only makes things worse far as empathy and sympathy. The peaceful demonstrations are offset by violence. The violence gains more attention than the message of peaceful demonstrations. Rioters do not care about a cause, they are destructive lawbreakers.
You can not ask for understanding when violence overshadows the benefits of communication.