Tensions high at rallies over Baton Rouge police shooting death

A smaller protest was held Saturday.

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After a tumultuous and tragic week in the US, there have been reports of arrests at protests in Baton Rogue, Louisiana on Saturday.

Officials said Johnson had embraced militant black nationalism and expressed anger over shootings by police as well as a desire to "kill white people, especially white officers". "Our biggest concern, right now, is the amount of people on the roadway".

"As of 5:15 this morning he was physically OK, we are still awaiting his release", fellow activist Brittany Packnett, who was with DeRay at the time of his arrest, told the New York Times. "We don't want any of the protesters hurt". "No peace!" while a line of police in riot gear looked on.

The group discussed how to conduct a peaceful protest before moving with signs to all four corners of an intersection. But in the same token, we made it clear that we aren't gonna tolerate any lawlessness.

Lael Montgomery of Baton Rouge said he came out to protest racism in the community. No word yet on the extent of their injuries.

Marchers also took to the streets Saturday night in Miami, with police saying Interstate 395 was shut down for a brief period. The march will begin at the church at 544 Government St.to the state capitol. Pepper spray was also used on some protesters.

Some protesters headed for more demonstrations at the Baton Rouge Police Department, where overnight protests led to 30 arrests. They got a job to do.

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.

"The officers won't give their names", said Brittany Packnett, a co-founder of the group Campaign Zero, a prominent activist collective.

Asked about how the shootings reflect on race relations across the nation, McMillon said she didn't want Sterling's shooting to "be a race thing". McMillon said she didn't know Sterling to carry a gun and doesn't believe he had one with him that night.

Packnett added that DeRay was complying with officers at the time he was arrested. An autopsy revealed that Sterling died of multiple gunshot wounds to his back and chest.

During protests after the Trayvon Martin shooting, the NBPP put out "Wanted: Dead or Alive" posters with George Zimmerman's picture on them. She said people in the north Baton Rouge neighborhood where the shooting happened are frustrated.

Both officers were placed on administrative leave after the shooting, which is standard procedure. "They've provoked people. They've chased people just for kicks".

A Palm Beach Post reporter tweeted a photo of a protester shaking a police officer's hand as the West Palm Beach protest disbursed.

The 9News Investigators found complaints of force filed against the two officers in their histories with BRPD's Internal Affairs.

Baton Rouge protester Marie Flowers told Associated Press: "Black boys are being killed and this is just the culmination of what has been going on for decades".

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