Black Lives Matter Baton Rouge: Throw Rocks, Rebar, Fireworks, Molotov Cocktails
While thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of major U.S. cities again Saturday night — protesting the recent killings by police of black men Philando Castile in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana — a demonstration in St. Paul took a particularly violent turn, with participants hurling Molotov cocktails, fireworks, rocks, glass bottles, concrete slabs, and bricks at riot gear-wearing police officers.
And between demonstrations in Baton Rouge and St. Paul alone, there were more than 200 arrests.
The St. Paul protesters, who kicked off the night at 8 p.m. from the governor’s mansion, forced the closure of Interstate 94. Some threw objects and dropped liquids from overpasses on officers below. Others directed laser pointers at officers. – READ MORE