Protesters started marching throughout St. Louis after a judge found former police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of murder in the 2011 shooting and death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The protests escalated on Friday night, with nine officers reported injured and over 32 people arrested.
On Saturday, U2 their frontman, Bono, explained why the band decided to cancel their show. "Deeply saddened at what has happened in St. Louis and having to cancel our show tonight," Bono wrote on Instagram. "I found myself reading Dr. King's speech from the National Cathedral and asking myself, 'Is this 1968 or 2017?'"