Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hundreds Arrested in Protests Over Police Shootings

Hundreds Arrested in Protests Over Police Shootings

Hundreds of protesters were arrested across the country and 21 cops injured in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Saturday night as demonstrations continued nationwide over police violence.

Around 102 protesters were taken into custody in Saint Paul, while more than 100 people were arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police in both cities said.

Both cities continue reel after the recent deaths of two black men at the hands of police last week.

n Saint Paul, protesters blocked Interstate 94 and chanted the name of Philando Castile, a 32-year-old man who was fatally shot by a St. Anthony police officer in Falcon Heights on Wednesday.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Sunday urged for: "The occupation and shutting down of Interstate 94 last night were unlawful and extremely dangerous," Dayton said in a statement. "I urge everyone exercising their First Amendment rights to do so lawfully and without endangering themselves or others."

Police said on Twitter that people on an overpass were "throwing objects at officers, dumping liquid on officers" and others were throwing rocks and a construction material called rebar. Police also said a molotov cocktail was thrown at officers.

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