Performers and animals from the UniverSoul Circus paraded north on Prospect Avenue from 39th Street to a rally that filled the parking lot of the Linwood Shopping Center. The guest of honor was Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry, the 10-year-old boy who was paralyzed from the waist down in a shooting that killed his father earlier this year. But the event had to be stopped by organizers after multiple fights broke out.
The Democratic primary has four challengers to Emanuel Cleaver, although two have run as Republicans before and a third has conservative views. There are also four candidates in the Republican primary.
First-term Rep. Bonnaye Mims hopes to keep her seat in the Missouri House. She was re-elected to the Hickman Mills school board last spring. At 29, India Williams has been active in community organizations.