Clayton, MO (KTRS) Clayton city officials have issued a travel advisory ahead of the planned protest in Shaw Park.
The following message is posted on Clayton’s website:
Regarding Activities at Shaw Park and the Center of Clayton
Based on an expected demonstration at 5:00 pm at Shaw Park which may impact access and traffic in and around the park the City of Clayton has cancelled all scheduled activities in Shaw Park.
- Shaw Park Tennis Center will close at 3:30 pm
- Center of Clayton will close at 4:30 pm
- Shaw Park Pool will not open today
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is also responding to the scheduled protest. In a released statement, Stenger said “In advance of the planned protest later this afternoon in Clayton, I have met with County Police Chief Jon Belmar and his staff. They have a plan in place that is designed to protect the public, the businesses of Clayton and any demonstrators planning to gather here in order to lawfully
exercise their right of free speech.”
Stenger added in his statement, “I also want to address a question that has generated a great deal of controversy in recent days.
“That question is: Whose streets? “On behalf of the one million residents of St. Louis County, I can answer that question: the
streets belong to those who respect each other and the law. “They belong to those who travel them in the course of their daily lives.
“And they belong to those who wish to exercise their rights as Americans to speak their minds and to protest in a lawful manner.
“As to those who would ignore the law, who would violate the rights of their fellow citizens and wreak senseless harm and havoc, I want to send a clear message: these are not YOUR streets.“And they never will be.”