Protesters rally in Baton Rouge in response to recent police-involved shootings

It was the third straight day of widespread protests after the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, 37, by police in Baton Rouge on Tuesday and the death of Philando Castile, 32, on Wednesday night in a St. Paul, Minnesota suburb.

But most of those detained live in Louisiana and faced a single charge of obstructing a highway, Ms Hicks told the Associated Press. 30 people were arrested during that protest for impeding traffic.

Police began releasing those who were arrested on Sunday afternoon.

"I have no doubt in my mind that I did nothing wrong", said the 2015 graduate of Williams College in MA. What's going on? What'd I do wrong?

Lake was involved in a police shooting in December 2014 when a black man refused to drop his gun, threatened to kill himself and pointed his revolver at officers.

"During the protest, the defendant entered the roadway and was provided another verbal order to exit the lanes of travel. That is the past", she said. McKesson filmed his own arrest via Periscope. A witness said police later pulled a gun from his pocket. Hundreds of people marched late Saturday in several United States cities protesting police abuses. "The protesters have not". "Don't fight me! Don't fight me!"

"I think he's talking to me, y'all", McKesson said.

Activist Brittany Packett, who was with Mckesson, wrote in an email that he was on the highway shoulder when "multiple police crossed onto the shoulder, tackling Deray and arresting him".

One Twitter user claimed to have spoken to one of the woman's friends, who told him she was still in jail early on Monday morning AEST.

Edwards said he was horrified by the killings of five police officers in Dallas during a protest over police shootings on Thursday night.

Baton Rouge resident Marie Flowers came to the protest in with her three children.

It was not clear just what police blamed on "out of town protesters".

Later Friday night, a line of officers with shields pushed away hundreds of protesters outside the Baton Rouge Police headquarters.

Darren Bowers, 26, of Baton Rouge, arrived at the jail around 9 a.m. Sunday to see if he could get his girlfriend, 26-year-old Ariel Bates, released. She called the federal investigation a "very positive step".

McMillon described Sterling as a good father to their son Cameron, calling them the "Doublemint twins" because they liked to eat snacks together. "They seemed to be very organised and peaceful", he said.

He said he believes police are "antagonizing" protesters.

"People are peacefully protesting. Why are (police) in riot gear?" he said.

The tumult reached well beyond Louisiana.

After meeting with the USA attorney's office to get an update on the probe, the Democrat put out a statement saying: "The people of Baton Rouge and across Louisiana should have no doubt that a thorough and impartial investigation is taking place as we speak".

Shortly after he took the helm of the Dallas police force in 2010, his 27-year-old son, David Brown Jr, fatally shot an officer and another man while high on drugs, before being killed by police. The US Justice Department has launched a civil rights investigation.

The protests included chants of "black power" and "no justice, no peace, no racist police". Some drivers stopped by with bottles of water.

The protests lasted well into the evening but died down a little after midnight. The accused then removed his shirt and beat on his chest while while prompting officers to come after him. At one point numerous police cars, with their blue lights flashing, sped off down the street where a smaller group of protesters had walked. A police spokesman said several arrests were made and two weapons recovered during the confrontation.

WWNO-FM news director Eve Troeh (TROH) confirmed in a phone interview that staff reporter Ryan Kailath (kuh-LAYTH) was arrested.

Breitbart News reports on its website that its reporter Lee Stranahan was arrested. Sterling was black; both officers are white.

"These are human rights violations", Krystal Muhammad shouted to the crowd at the convenience store.

The national head of the NAACP said he is exhausted of victims of police shootings being treated as "hashtag tragedies" instead of human beings mourned by their families.

"In times like this, they actually have the strongest voices against violence in the community".

After a lie-in lasting 15 to 20 minutes, the protesters moved on to join other protests planned later Friday at Lee Circle in New Orleans.

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