75°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Protesters detained after blocking roadway near capitol Monday

4 months 18 hours 33 minutes ago Monday, May 21 2018 May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018 2:23 PM May 21, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – A number of protesters have been ticketed after a demonstration near downtown Monday.

Police say nine people were taken into custody after the individuals affiliated with the Poor People's Campaign, a national human rights group, began demonstrating outside the state capitol. The group has a chapter based out of New Orleans.

The group showed up on the steps of the capitol building early Monday. Police were reportedly called after the protesters made their way down N 4th Street. State police say some of the demonstrators began kneeling in the intersection of N 4th Street and North Street and were detained.

Each will be given a misdemeanor summons for obstruction of a public passage.

Members of the same group were removed from inside the capitol last week after they began protesting the Senate's passing of what they called an "immoral" budget.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days