St. Louis police officers chant ‘whose street, our street’ during protests
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Police officers in St. Louis, Mo., reportedly chanted “whose streets, our streets” as protesters took to the streets early Monday to demonstrate against the acquittal of a white former police officer in a black motorist’s shooting death. 

Officers wearing riot gear employed the phrase, according to The Associated Press. The phrase is a mantra typically used by protesters in recent years.

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A photojournalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch also reported hearing police chanting the phrase after making arrests. He added that a commander he spoke with said police officers using the phrase is not acceptable. 

Sunday evening marked the third night of violent protests in St. Louis, according to The Washington Post. The demonstrations come after a judge last week acquitted former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on murder charges in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.