Second-term St. Louis city Alderman Antonio French had been a regular on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, ever since protests first began after the shooting death of Michael Brown. He was even arrested there once for unlawful assembly after refusing a police order to disperse. And he was there yesterday for the demonstrations on the one-year anniversary of Brown’s death.
But that didn't earn him any special consideration from some of the demonstrators Sunday, BizPacReview reports.
As gunfire broke out at the scene last night, bystanders scrambled for cover, and French allowed several of them to take shelter in Heal-STL, a storefront community outreach center he opened. Here's what happened next, according to French on Twitter:
A few hours later he followed up with this tweet: