- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A 90-year-old holocaust survivor was one of eight arrested during a protest in downtown St. Louis, Guard-troops-in-downtown-271737361.html” target=”_blank”>according to local CBS affiliate KMOV.

The arrests were made by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for failing to disperse outside the Wayne Wright building. Hedy Epstein, the 90-year-old who is now a political activist, was among them, the station reported.

The demonstration was in response to Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to activate the National Guard amid volatile protests that have followed a fatal police shooting of a teen in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, earlier this month. The governor reportedly has a satellite office in the building.

KMOV reporter Chris Standford said, “They marched from Kiener Plaza protesting the National Guard in Ferguson.” He added that a security officer said they were instructed not to let the protesters in the building because they were not there on “official business.”

The Organization for Black Struggle organized the protest.

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