State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. and Six Others Arrested During Black Friday Protests

  Black Friday protests at the St. Louis Galleria lead to 7 arrests St. Louis Post-Dispatch By Denise Hollinshed Nov 25, 2017 RICHMOND HEIGHTS • The St. Louis Galleria closed for about half an hour Friday afternoon after seven people were arrested during a Black Friday protest. Among those arrested was state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., a Democrat. He and three other people who had been arrested were released by 7 p.m., according to protesters. The protesters arrived shortly after 2 p.m. at the shopping mall. They walked through chanting, “Shut it down.” Some stores closed their doors and pulled … Continue reading