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St. Louis Gas Station, Site of Protests, Vandalized

Police say a Gas Mart store was targeted about 11 p.m. Wednesday, ransacked it and set a fire. A car also was damaged.

July 26, 2018 - 12:29 pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Vandals have damaged a St. Louis gas station that was the site of protests after a black woman was allegedly kicked by employees. 

Police say a Gas Mart store was targeted about 11 p.m. Wednesday, ransacked it and set a fire. A car also was damaged. 

No arrests have been made. 

On Tuesday, an onlooker captured video of two men telling 37-year-old Kelli Adams to leave the front of the store. 

A shouting match ensued. The video shows one of the men kick Adams before going back inside. Later, a second man emerges and eventually kicks her, too. 

The confrontation spurred protests. Prosecutors on Wednesday charged 19-year-old Ahmed Qandeel and 32-year-old Jehad Motan with misdemeanor assault. 

Gas Mart has apologized in a statement and a representative apologized directly to Adams.