U2, Ed Sheeran Cancel St. Louis Concerts After Violent Protests
U2 and Ed Sheeran are canceling their concerts in St. Louis this weekend amid increasingly violent protests in the city. Demonstrators have taken to the streets after a white ex-police officer was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of a black man. Citing safety concerns, the groups said the police department would not be able to properly secure the concert venues due to the ongoing protests. Dozens were arrested on Saturday as some protesters threw bricks at police officers and vandalized buildings.