ST. LOUIS - Protesters stormed the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Headquarters on Wednesday and presented the department with an "eviction notice," CBS affiliate KMOV reported.
According to the station, about 15 protesters vowed to stay at the headquarters for four and a half hours, a symbolic nod to the amount of time that Michael Brown's body lay in the street after he was fatally shot by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August.
Protests have raged intermittently since Brown's death and several other controversial police-involved deaths in the region and nationwide.
The notice, which was posted on the headquarters' door, listed reasons that "Chief Sam Dotson and all other occupiers of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department" would be "removed from power."
Among the reason listed: "perpetrating police brutality on our citizenry" and "transforming the police force into a militarized occupying force."
KMOV reported that officers at the St. Louis police headquarters used pepper spray when the protesters attempted to enter the building.