Things Escalated Quickly Between Protesters And Police In Baton Rouge On Sunday


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deray mckesson on Twitter

AltonSterling. #BatonRouge.pic.twitter.com/wdYZU9f59f

Less than a week ago, Alton Sterling was killed by police in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The video sent shockwaves through America, and followup footage showed that Sterling wasn’t holding a gun as he was pinned down by two officers. A few days later, Philando Castile was shot by an officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota during a routine traffic stop. Then five officers died when Micah Xavier Johnson reportedly rained bullets upon an anti-brutality protest in Dallas. Protests have continued across the nation. Some have been peaceful while others were filled with conflict.

Baton Rouge saw protests throughout the weekend. Sunday night accelerated quickly, but first, a little backtracking. On Saturday evening, around 100 people were arrested, including Breitbart journalist Lee Stranahan, who was taken into custody after filming this encounter.

Lee Stranahan on Twitter

This is the clip I was arrested for filming. Saturday night #AltonSterlingProtestpic.twitter.com/zHHsFUSaLC

Lee Stranahan on Twitter

The last thing I saw before the cuffs went on.pic.twitter.com/hdFLHkUE7R

Stranahan is now out of jail but believes his arrest was unconstitutional.

Lee Stranahan on Twitter

I can’t stress this enough: not only do I believe my imprisonment was unconstitutional but I believe the other protesters was as well.

Lee Stranahan on Twitter

I was standing in the exact same area as a number of other photographers, it was blocked by the police.https://twitter.com/23goldenapples/status/752321173229219840 …

On Sunday, at least 40 more people were arrested in Baton Rouge. The Daily Beast notes how the press was corralled several blocks away from the protest area. The police reportedly threatened arrest (“We’re giving you an official direction”) upon all non-credentialed journalists and forbade them from stepping into the street. Officers moved into the area and advanced upon a group of protesters standing on private property with the homeowner’s permission.

liz on Twitter

BATON ROUGE HAS TURNED INTO SYRIA #AltonSterling #BlackLivesMatter #BatonRougepic.twitter.com/LCwAyP1AJA

CBS News’ David Begnaud spoke with the homeowner, who was “stunned at the behavior of police officers.”

David Begnaud on Twitter

Baton Rouge home owner “very upset” after police storm her yard arresting protesters who had permission to be therepic.twitter.com/gwE8aRGKfL

Rebekah Allen on Twitter

Police rushed inside a woman’s home and pulled out protesters who were inside to arrest them #AltonSterling

Around 100 officers threatened to arrest gatherers for unlawful assembly. They used sound cannons to push back crowds who held signs while chanting, “no justice, no peace.”

liz on Twitter

Look whats happening in Baton Rouge RNNoJusticeNoPeace #AltonSterling #BlackLivesMatter #BatonRougepic.twitter.com/0wz54B0JqI

Terry L Jones on Twitter

Police now advancing on crowdpic.twitter.com/tUO7pPRhbS

Some close-up photos and videos show Baton Rouge police and SWAT officers dressed in riot gear.

Mike on Twitter

Louisiana has no money for schools and children’s services but #BatonRouge has a small army.pic.twitter.com/3jxyAIEWsV

madeleine on Twitter

All we have is cameras, signs, and our voices. Police have riot gear #BatonRougepic.twitter.com/T6n3GxfDzV

Solange Knowles tweeted her experience during the protests. She noted that tear gas was being used near small children. She also says the gathering was peaceful, but police were heavily armed with “huge assault rifles.”

solange knowles on Twitter

Protesters/marchers have been nothing but peaceful today in Baton Rouge. Police are here pulling out tear gas while children are around.

solange knowles on Twitter

Most of the march/protest speakers in Baton Rouge were all under 17 years old… We all left feeling uplifted….

solange knowles on Twitter

Yet as I walked back to my car I personally saw @BRPD pulling huge assault rifles out on peaceful protesters…

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson was also on the scene following his Saturday arrest. After leaving jail on Sunday afternoon, McKesson noted a peaceful gathering at the Triple S where Sterling died.

deray mckesson on Twitter

Triple S. #BatonRougepic.twitter.com/QWa78YGZVh

deray mckesson on Twitter

The sense of community at the Triple S tonight is incredible. #BatonRouge

 

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