Over 40 People Arrested In Baton Rouge Protests Over Police Killings
At least 309 protesters were arrested in four major cities over the weekend.By Ryan Biek | July 11, 2016
Police arrested more than 40 people Sunday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, adding to the hundreds arrested across the country while protesting the police killings of black citizens.
Most of the Baton Rouge arrests stemmed from a group of 100 to 200 protesters who nearby residents said refused to move off private lawns or from the street back onto the sidewalk for two hours. Police believe the group intended to block a highway.
A police spokesman told WAFB this appeared to be a separate group from those who marched on the capitol without incident earlier in the day. He noted police actually escorted the protesters in the capitol march.