ro-Police Protest of Kirkwood Pi Pizzeria Is a Bust

Nearly one-half of one whole dozen pro-police protesters swarmed Pi Pizzeria's Kirkwood location Friday night in a show of force against owner Chris Sommers' recent criticism of St. Louis police tactics. The action was planned by a Facebook group called Boycott Pi Pizza St Louis, which blasted Sommers for his criticism of police aggression in response to protests following the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley. Sommers claims police officers threw a tear gas canister at him and his customers at the restaurant's Central West End location on Friday night after clearing the streets of protesters. The pro-police group Blue Lives Matter published a blog post about Sommers after he tweeted that the police officers who were chanting "Whose streets? Our streets" were "dimwits."

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