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Demonstrators unfurl 'Stop killing us' banner at Cardinals game

Demonstrators protesting against police brutality displayed a banner reading "Stop killing us" at a St. Louis Cardinals home game Friday night. The banner depicted the Cardinals' mascot holding a sign that said, "Racism lives here" and wearing a jersey with #ExpectUs written across the chest:

The demonstrators chanted "No justice, no baseball" and "You can't stop the revolution" until they were escorted from the stadium by police.

Once outside, they joined several hundred other people marching in protest of the recent acquittal of Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer who was charged with murder in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black motorist whom Stockley shot at the end of a high-speed chase. Stockley was caught on camera saying he would "kill this [expletive], don't you know it" moments before shooting Smith.

Friday's march was met by police in riot gear who made at least two arrests.