Dozens more arrested in Louisiana after leaders warn against protest violence

Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office told The Associated Press that 101 people were taken to the parish jail in connection with the protests that began Saturday. Officials say 48 people were arrested during the unplanned demonstration. Mckesson is a leader in the Black Lives Matter movement and formerly ran for mayor of Baltimore.

Police responded shortly after midnight by using what they described as "inert, glass balls and smoke" to clear about 200 demonstrators who were blocking the interstate in St. Paul, which reopened early Sunday morning.

"During the protest, the defendant entered the roadway and was provided another verbal order to exit the lanes of travel". Moments later, the defendant entered the roadway again and was taken into custody by officers on scene without incident.

Someone tweeted a photo of Mckesson leaving jail on Sunday afternoon.

Tensions have risen across America since the death of Mr Sterling and the fatal police shooting of another black man in Minnesota the next day, and the gunning down of five white officers by a black suspect in Dallas in apparent retaliation on Thursday night.

Edwards also said it is critical for people attending protests to follow the directions of law enforcement officers.

The gunman who killed five police officers at a protest march had practiced military-style drills in his yard and trained at a private self-defense school that teaches special tactics, including "shooting on the... That's why I don't want them to go to the police station", he said. We want them to voice their opinions. "But I'm especially gratified that our citizens here in Louisiana, to a very large degree, have made a decision to protest in a constructive and peaceful manner". "Don't fight me", a police officer who came up behind McKesson can be heard saying.

Brittany Packett, an activist who was with him Saturday night, said Mckesson was arrested while marching for Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was killed after two white officers tackled him outside a convenience store. "The protesters remain peaceful both here and across the country".

Dunham blamed the death of Sterling on the Baton Rouge police andspecifically "white Americans" who refuse to acknowledge that they are "part of a system of violence". Video of the shooting in Baton Rouge on Tuesday was posted online. One officer lost teeth after a projectile was thrown outside police headquarters, and police also confiscated three rifles, three shotguns and two pistols during that protest, he wrote in an email.

"The police in Baton Rouge have been truly terrible tonight", Mckesson said on the video.

The tumult reached well beyond Louisiana.

The Advocate says Mckesson was filming live video of the protest and walking alongside Airline Highway when he was arrested. Most arrests were classified as misdemeanors.

"People are peacefully protesting". Authorities won't allow people to incite hate and violence. "We need to take these strong feelings and turn it into motivation", one teen-aged speaker at a rally on the Capitol steps said, earning cheers and applause from the crowd of several thousand.

Protests continued Sunday as the state's governor, John Bel Edwards, during a news conference applauded the peacefulness of residents but noted the tenor of the protests have changed because of the arrival of out-of-state demonstrators.

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