Those already at the protest were essentially sequestered on one street corner. Police arrested 102 protesters along Airline, mostly for walking onto the roadway. One officer had several teeth knocked out by a “projectile thrown from the protest” Saturday night, according to a statement from the police, who confiscated three rifles, three shotguns and two pistols.
“It appears the protest at Baton Rouge Police Headquarters have become more violent as out of town protesters are arriving,” the release stated.
The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported that only 19 of the 132 people arrested since Friday night live out of town.
Among those detained was prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, who was released Sunday afternoon.
“Last night, we saw the police abuse their power and intentionally provoke protesters in order to create and exploit conflict,” McKesson tweeted.
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