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St. Louis Police: 17 Protesters Arrested After They Threw Rocks at Cops, Tried to 'Storm' Convenience Store

"This behavior will not be tolerated."

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Demonstrators protesting the killings of 18-year-olds Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri Police officer and Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off duty St. Louis police officerstage a sit-in at a gas station on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis area has been struggling to heal since riots erupted in suburban Ferguson following Brown's death. Scott Olson/Getty Images

ST. LOUIS (TheBlaze/AP) — Seventeen protesters were arrested in a convenience store parking after "attempting to storm" the business and "throwing rocks" at police early Sunday morning, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said.

Demonstrators protesting the killings of 18-year-olds Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri Police officer and Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off duty St. Louis police officer stage a sit-in at a gas station on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Image source: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Demonstrators protesting the killings of 18-year-olds Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri Police officer and Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off duty St. Louis police officer are confronted by police wearing riot gear on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Image source: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dotson tweeted several times about the activities of protesters gathered at the Quicktrip parking lot amid a four-day summit in St. Louis to protest the early August police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Just after 3 a.m Dotson tweeted that "arrests have been made for continued illegal behavior."

Police said in an email that there were no reports of injuries or property damage and that the arrests were for unlawful assembly.

The QuikTrip lot is near where 18-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers was killed after police said he opened fire on an off-duty officer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The most recent shooting reignited anger among residents and set the stage for the late-night protest.

Protest leaders said no rocks were thrown at officers, the Washington Post reported.

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