Stenger acceptance speech disrupted by protesters

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(KPLR)- Democrat Steve Stenger won the St. Louis County Executive race by less than 2,000 votes. Although it was a very tight race between Stenger and Republican Rick Stream, Stenger’s moment of victory was interrupted by protesters.

During his acceptance speech, demonstrators started yelling.  Some even chanted “Free Speech” while being escorted out of the victory party by St. Louis County police.

A group of about 15 protesters then gathered outside of the building.  Some were arrested.

In the wake of the deadly police shooting of Michael Brown, County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has come under fire and so has Stenger.

They want to criticize Stenger for not adequately addressing the issues that have stemmed from the Michael Brown case.

No injuries have been reported.