BREAKING! Baton Rouge flares up – protesters throw BOTTLES at police, several ARRESTS made

Protesters in Baton Rouge are disobeying and attacking police, precipitating several arrests.

Here’s some stuff from social media:



From the Advocate:

Police at the scene of a Baton Rouge protest detained an estimated 20 people early Saturday morning as a group of protesters on Airline Highway moved down the road.

At not long past midnight, protesters moved from the gas station where they had been located for much of the night at Airline and Goodwood Boulevard.

Protesters on Friday night had gone to Airline Highway, a visible street in Baton Rouge that is also the location of the Baton Rouge Police headquarters. But after most of the night in one location, they walked down Airline and eventually formed a human chain in the street.

At one point, two officers tried to grab a young woman, but other protesters wrestled her away. During that exchange, one officer drew a stun gun.

As protesters walked down Airline, police officers could be seen detaining protesters who stepped into the roadway.

Protesters stationed themselves in front of a Toyota dealership at one point, as officers equipped in riot gear faced off with them. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies lined up the roadway to block protesters from the street while other deputies marched shoulder to shoulder, pushing protesters up the grassy shoulder at the side of the road.

Law enforcement from several agencies were at the protest on Friday and Saturday, including BRPD officers, Louisiana State Police troopers and sheriff’s office deputies.

I’ll post more if it flares up.

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