- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - Clayton police say they arrested five protesters who interrupted Democrat Steve Stenger’s acceptance speech at his election night victory party in the St. Louis County executive race.

KTVI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1zvx7Pz ) that about 15 protesters from Ferguson were escorted out of the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel in Clayton by county police Tuesday night. Some chanted the words “free speech” while they were being removed. Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch was among the group of Stenger supporters.

The protests then spilled out of the hotel and into a downtown street. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch his officers made five arrests.

Stenger, a county council member, defeated Republican state lawmaker Rick Stream.

The Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown dominated the campaign, with many black political leaders supporting Stream.



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Information from: KTVI-TV, https://www.fox2now.com/

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