With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in the St. Louis County town of Ferguson.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that arrests were made during a protest late Wednesday and early Thursday. Officers, some in riot gear, responded to the noisy but peaceful rally that forced the temporary closure of South Florissant Road.
Authorities have not disclosed the reason for the arrests.
Protests have been common since Aug. 9, when white Ferguson officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown, who was 18, unarmed and black. A grand jury is expected to announce a decision this month on whether Wilson will face criminal charges.