Dozens arrested in Louisiana amid police shootings protest

Carney and Mackey Funeral Home of Baton Rouge is coordinating arrangements. But this year, critics said, participants crossed the line with these signs and slogans, referencing the parade's pink flamingo symbol, the Black Lives Matter movement and the last words of Eric Garner, a black man who died after a confrontation with NY police. His death, captured on video by bystanders, has sparked days of protests. Images from the protest evoke visual memories of famous civil rights marches in Birmingham and Selma.

She is one of almost 200 demonstrators arrested since Friday who may yet face criminal charges, Baton Rouge police said. More than 100 people have been arrested since the protests began. Attorney General Jeff Landry issued a statement at the conclusion of the press conference.

Louisiana State Police spokesman, Major Doug Cain, said that most of those arrested were charged with "obstruction of a highway". But any decision on whether to pursue other charges such as murder or negligent homicide or assault would generally come from the state.

On Monday, Friedman tweeted the now-iconic picture of armour-laden Baton Rouge police moving to arrest a woman standing in the middle of a street.

The Baton Rouge police used violent, militarized tactics on groups of people who have gathered peacefully in protest of Alton Sterling's killing. He cited his professional relationship with the parents of one of the officers involved in the shooting, Blane Salamoni.

The woman photographed in calm protest as two policeman in riot gear rushed to remove her from the middle of a street in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has described her arrest as "the work of God". According to The Daily Mail, Ieshia is originally from NY where she works as a nurse, and came to protest in Baton Rouge. Approximately 50 people were taken into custody for trying to block a highway, sheriff's spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.

Black neighborhoods have been "willfully neglected" by city government, said Mike McClanahan, president of the NAACP branch in Baton Rouge, where 54 percent of 229,000 residents are black. They said that the arrests they made over the weekend were justified because protesters "were blocking the road".

Despite pleas for calm from all sides, at least 312 people have been arrested at protests from NY to Chicago, and in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge, where two black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, were shot to death by police.

The photo was taken during a protest in Baton Rouge over the shooting death of Alton Sterling.

Taken during a protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by Reuters photographer Jonathan Bachman it shows a woman wearing a fine, flowing dress seemingly being confronted by two heavily armoured riot cops.

Five Dallas Police officers were also killed on Thursday night when a man opened fire on officers during a Black Lives Matter protest.

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