Ferguson protesters and football fans fought in the street after the St. Louis Rams game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Protesters fight to regain control of a flag that was taken by a fan, right, leaving the Edward Jones Dome after an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks in St. Louis on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (Image source: AP/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)
The protesters were outside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis yelling and chanting about the killing of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer from Ferguson, Missouri, in August.
As the protesters and football fans began arguing, the Post-Dispatch reported that a fan appeared to spit on one of the protesters and he was then struck on the head, which sparked a large fight.
There was a spitting incident caught on video — but this one involved a female protester spitting in a man's face.
The black female was heard on the video yelling a string of racially charged expletives at police and fans.
"F*** all you white motherf***ers!" she was heard yelling at one point.
A white man was seen arguing with the woman as they stood almost toe-to-toe at one point.
She then backed out of frame — but the sound of spitting was heard and a visible clump of spit came at the man's face.
People standing nearby were heard reacting in apparent disbelief as the man wiped off his face.
The female was then surrounded by several police officers who placed her in handcuffs.
Here's the clip of that altercation. (Content warning: Profanity and disturbing images):
Police reported that two women, one of whom was a juvenile, were arrested after the street fight, the Post-Dispatch reported.
More from the Post-Dispatch concerning the brawl:
At one point during the scuffle, a protester carrying an upside-down American flag used the pole as a weapon, attempting to jab a fan with the pole. A short time later, after the initial confrontation, a different fan grabbed the flag and ran with it for a brief period; protesters then wrestled the flag back.
Two people were injured including one woman who was punched in the face after chanting “Let’s go Rams” to protesters. She was later treated and released by paramedics. Police did not provide details on the second victim’s injuries.
Police said two groups of about 20 to 25 people each had argued and fought.
Here's video of the clash. (Content warning: The video contains profanity and violence):
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This story has been updated.