September 16, 2017 15:33 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

St. Louis police walk over woman in Stockley protests

The confrontation between police and protesters came on Friday following a judge's acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 shooting death of a suspect.

Shocking videos have emerged of St. Louis police knocking a woman to the ground and walking over her before handcuffing her and leading her away.

The confrontation between police and protesters came on Friday following a judge's acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 shooting death of a suspect following a car chase. 

Police say that protests had turned violent at the intersection of Clark Avenue and S Tucker Boulevard, where the video was shot, after protesters smashed a police vehicle windshield and threw bottles at cops.

Police responded by declaring the assembly unlawful and ordering the intersection cleared. 

The woman in red initially backs away from the advancing officers before turning around to flee as they push forward in riot gear

The woman in red initially backs away from the advancing officers before turning around to flee as they push forward in riot gear

Protesters at the intersection of Clark and Tucker had smashed a windshield and thrown bottles at cops, police said. Officer in protective gear deployed to clear the intersection

Protesters at the intersection of Clark and Tucker had smashed a windshield and thrown bottles at cops, police said. Officer in protective gear deployed to clear the intersection

Video from the ground and the air shows officers stepping and stumbling over the woman

Video from the ground and the air shows officers stepping and stumbling over the woman

The police officers proceed stepping and stumbling over the woman as mace is used to clear other protesters from the intersection

The police officers proceed stepping and stumbling over the woman as mace is used to clear other protesters from the intersection

Police said that protest had turned violent and that riot cops would clear the intersection

Police said that protest had turned violent and that riot cops would clear the intersection

Cops issued commands on the ground to disperse but one woman either wouldn't or couldn't

Cops issued commands on the ground to disperse but one woman either wouldn't or couldn't

'Demonstrators smash windshield of a police vehicle at Tucker & Clark. Property damage & violence will not be tolerated,' police said shortly after 5pm. 

'Crowd at Tucker & Clark throwing bottles at officers. Mace will be deployed. Officers in protective gear will deploy to maintain peace,' the St. Louis police department said on Twitter at 5.15pm local time.

'Protesters are ignoring commands to clear roadway @ Market & Tucker. They are in clear violation of the law & subject to arrest,' the department tweeted moments later.

'This protest is no longer considered peaceful. Demonstrators are asked to leave the area of Tucker & Clark,' the department said. 

Aerial video captured by a Fox2Now chopper shows a line of police with riot shields moving forward to clear the intersection.

The lady wearing red backs away from them before turning around and stumbling to the ground.

Police ordered the intersection cleared before deploying mace against protesters

Police ordered the intersection cleared before deploying mace against protesters

The lady in red lies stunned on the ground for several moments before she is pulled to her feet by several officers and placed in handcuffs

The lady in red lies stunned on the ground for several moments before she is pulled to her feet by several officers and placed in handcuffs

Officers handcuffed the woman in red and led her away. The identity of the woman was not immediately clear, and it is unknown whether she was charged in the incident

Officers handcuffed the woman in red and led her away. The identity of the woman was not immediately clear, and it is unknown whether she was charged in the incident

Video from the ground shows a chaotic scene as police announce on a bullhorn that the assembly is unlawful and give orders to clear the intersection.

The police officers proceed stepping and stumbling over the woman as mace is used to clear other protesters from the intersection.

The lady in red lies stunned on the ground for several moments before she is pulled to her feet by several officers and placed in handcuffs.

The identity of the woman was not immediately clear, and it is unknown whether she was charged in the incident.

Police arrested 13 people during the demonstrations, with 12 of the arrests logged at 315 North Tucker, near the intersection where the incident took place. 

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