Protests against police shooting to resume in Baton Rouge


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Protests were set to resume in Baton Rouge on Saturday, hours after demonstrations over a video-recorded police shooting produced tense moments resulting in 30 arrests.

Baton Rouge police have issued a statement saying they are investigating a newspaper website’s video that appears to show an officer with his weapon temporarily drawn at one point early Saturday morning as angry protesters confronted police.

More demonstrations were expected Saturday afternoon.

Demonstrations in Baton Rouge following Tuesday’s shooting of Anton Sterling had been largely peaceful, but there were some tense moments Friday night and early Saturday.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office released a list of 30 people arrested in the demonstrations — most for obstructing a highway, but three for inciting to riot.

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