Mckesson had traveled to Louisiana from his hometown of Baltimore to join the protest on behalf of Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was shot and killed outside of a Baton Rouge convenience store by two white police officers on Tuesday.
Authorities made more than 160 arrests in Louisiana's capital during a long hot weekend of protests over killings by police, with only one injury reported among the ranks, this when an officer was hit by a projectile. Graphic footage shows the officers pinning Sterling to the ground before shooting him. Paul on Saturday. And hundreds answered a call by that group to march onto I-264 in Portsmouth, Virginia, marooning motorists for hours inside the area's Downtown Tunnel recently.
The Daily Beast notes that the homeowner gave the protesters safe refuge on her private property so they would not be arrested for standing in the street, but many were pushed by police into the street and then arrested.
Fifty people were arrested in yesterday's protest for marching in the street, bringing the total number of protestors arrested this weekend to around 200.
New Orleans residents account for almost half of the 50 people who were arrested Sunday in Baton Rouge at protests over deadly police shootings.
The group said it will read the names of people killed by police and the names of the officers killed in Dallas.
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This young woman facing the security forces has become emblematic of the protests held since the death of two black Americans Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, killed by police.
More than a thousand people left a Black Lives Matter rally in Memphis, Tennessee, and occupied a key bridge over the Mississippi River on Sunday night, temporarily blocking all traffic on Interstate 40.
The riot police were lined up, shields down, protecting their faces, with shields and batons in their hands. Coppola also claimed that officers confiscated three rifles, three shotguns and two pistols during the protest. Police Chief Todd Axtell called the pelting of officers with rocks, bottles, firecrackers and other objects "a disgrace". However, the case will not be moving forward until after the federal investigation is finished. During these protests, police officers showed up looking like RoboCops, and one powerful image taken by Jonathan Bachman is going viral, as people recognize just how militarized the police can be.
It's no secret in Baton Rouge that blacks believe they're treated unfairly, said state Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, a black woman.
On social media, some truckers said they wouldn't be so understanding and suggested they would not stop for protesters. I kept telling them this is my property, please do not do that, I live here.