Nick Cannon Marched With Protesters In St. Louis After Jason Stockley's Acquittal For Killing Anthony Lamar Smith

ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 16:  Radio and television personality Nick Cannon joins demonstrators protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 16, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Dozens of business windows were smashed and at least two police cars were damaged during a second day of protests following the acquittal of Stockley, who had been charged with first-degree murder last year following the 2011 on-duty shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nick Cannon Marched With Protesters In St. Louis After Jason Stockley's Acquittal For Killing Anthony Lamar Smith

AK-47-wielding, 36-year-old Jason Stockley shot and killed Smith in 2011.

Published September 17, 2017

Nick Cannon marched with hundreds of people in St. Louis on Saturday night (September 16) protesting the acquittal of a white police officer who shot to death a black man in 2011.

A Missouri City judge ruled on Friday that officer Jason Stockley was not guilty of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith. The decision sparked protests in the city over Friday and Saturday nights, causing at least 38 arrests.

Hundreds of people initially turned out and peacefully protested, however after things began getting violent on Friday night, law enforcement broke up the crowd with tear gas.

Among the protesters was Nick Cannon, who appeared in numerous social media posts of the marches in St. Louis. He was also wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey becoming yet another celebrity to come out in support of the former 49ers quarterback.

Cannon was filmed raising his fists alongside people chanting “no justice, no profit.”

The original incident that sparked protest came after officer Stockley was found not guilty of first-degree murder, despite him taking his personal assault rifle on duty and reportedly remarking that he was “going to kill this motherf*****” in reference to Anthony Smith during the chase.

The comment wasn’t ruled important because of other remarks made before and after it that were inaudible, which made it lack “context.” Stockley himself admitted that he didn’t recall making the remark.

See photos of Nick Cannon protesting in St. Louis below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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