‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters take to streets in US

July 10, 2016 9:30 am

People take part in a protest
against police shootings and in support of Black Lives Matter during a
march in New York July 9, 2016. (Reuters photo)

‘Black Lives Matter’ protests
have resumed across the with protesters demonstrating over the
recent police killings of two African Americans.

On
Tuesday, 37-year-old Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police in the
southeastern city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and  32-year-old Philando
Castile was shot dead Wednesday by a police officer near St. Paul,
Minnesota.
On Saturday, protesters held demonstrations in Baton Rouge and some of them were arrested by police in riot gear.
The
protesters marched along the right lane of Airline Highway until police
blocked all six lanes of traffic and began walking toward the
demonstrators.
They were chanting, “black power” and “no justice, no peace, no racist police.”

Baton Rouge police rush the crowd of protesters and start making arrest on July 9, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (AFP photo)Some protesters were wearing T-shirts that read, “I can’t keep calm I have a black son” or “Black Lives Matter.”
In
Minnesota, demonstrators took over a highway and a crowd marched onto
Interstate 94, where they clashed with police after they refused to
leave.
Some were chanting, “we ain’t scared” and some others were repeating Philando Castile.
People
were “throwing objects at officers, dumping liquid on officers,” police
said on Twitter, adding three officers were injured.
Police told the crowd, “leave the interstate now or you’ll be subject to a use of force.”
Similar rallies were held in Washington, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York and Miami.

Protesters
gather in front of LAPD headquarters in response to the police shooting
deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille.In Washington, people marched through the city chanting, “We young. We strong. We marching all night on.”
In
San Francisco, New York and Minneapolis, hundreds of demonstrators
blocked highways. In Miami, protesters blocked a major thoroughfare.
Saturday’s
protests followed demonstrations on Friday and similar ones on Thursday
night in Dallas, Texas, where an armed US army reservist shot dead five
white police officers and wounded seven others in an apparent
retaliation for repeated police killings of unarmed African Americans
across the country.
The shooter, identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, had served as an Army reservist from March 2009 until April 2015.
According
to Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown, Johnson “was upset about Black
Lives Matter. He said he was upset about the recent police shootings.”

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