Police supporters cheered the arrests of more than 50 protesters, including a few renowned civil rights activists, who staged a sit in in front of a government building in St. Louis early Monday afternoon.
Several Ferguson activists jumped over a police barricade at around 1:30 p.m. and sat down in front of the St. Louis courthouse. Police soon arrested many of the protestors, including prominent leaders DeRay McKesson, Johnetta Elzie and Cornel West. McKesson shared a Vine video of Elzie being arrested. McKesson was arrested moments later. Unlike with some previous Ferguson-related demonstrations, both the protests and the arrests in this case were peaceful. The protesters will face charges for obstructing an entrance.