Police Shooting Protests Continue After Night of Arrests

Police Shooting Protests Continue After Night of Arrests

Police Shooting Protests Continue After Night of Arrests

A look at protests and related events nationwide Saturday following the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas.

Livingston Parish came to the aid, along with Louisiana State Police Troop A, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and numerous other law enforcement agencies statewide to maintain order amid emotional protests amid temperatures in upper 90s.

And between demonstrations in Baton Rouge and St. Paul alone, there were more than 200 arrests. A police spokesman said several arrests were made and two weapons recovered during the confrontation.

The lawyers say they want to know why the protesters were arrested on state charges, which require a state judge to set bond before they can be released.

He was among hundreds of individuals protesting against the shooting death Tuesday by police of 37-year-old Alton Sterling.

This is the fifth night of protests in Baton Rouge where there is not just anger, there is rage.

Hundreds gathered for protests in Baton Rouge, and cities across America, to protest the recent police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile ― and declare that black lives matter.

In St Paul, Minnesota, overnight, fireworks, bottles and rocks were thrown at police as the demonstration closed a main interstate highway, causing gridlock.

Police later went back inside their headquarters and traffic reopened.

The rally outside the police building was at times tense as protesters faced off against officers dressed in riot gear as they cleared the road of demonstrators.

Speakers at the protest seemed to try and move people to march and were pushing for people to listen to police.

"You in them loud shoes, if I see you in the road, if I get close to you, you're going to jail", a man says.

Johnson, who was himself killed during the assault, supported black militant groups who encouraged violence against police.

Some wore T-shirts that read, "I can't keep calm I have a black son" or "Black Lives Matter". Others waited for a scheduled evening march starting at City Hall.

Baton Rouge police have issued a statement saying they are investigating a newspaper website's video that appears to show an officer with his weapon temporarily drawn at one point early Saturday morning as angry protesters confronted police.

"Whenever we get a call like this, we want to help our fellow agencies as much as we can, so that's why we're here", Ard said in a TV interview Saturday night. Police in full riot gear moved into the area around 7:30 p.m.

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