Missouri state senator arrested in Ferguson

Protesters gather in front of the Ferguson police station on S. Florissant Road on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Organizers of the four-day Ferguson October summit are protesting the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT, THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say a Missouri state senator has been arrested during a protest outside of the Ferguson police station.

Sgt. Brian Schellman tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Democratic Sen. Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis walked in the street on Monday night after police told her she couldn’t protest there. He says Nasheed and an unidentified man were arrested after officers asked them multiple times to leave the street.

The protesters have condemned the early August shooting in Ferguson of 18-year-old Michael Brown and other killings of young black men by white officers.

Police say Nasheed is facing two unspecified charges and is being held at the St. Ann jail.

An attorney for Nasheed says she refused bond. He says the senator was promoting nonviolence.

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