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Protesters hold quick gathering at city hall Monday

4 months 4 weeks 2 days ago July 11, 2016 Jul 11, 2016 Monday, July 11 2016 July 11, 2016 9:55 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Following a busy weekend of protests in the Capital City, protestors briefly turned up outside of Baton Rouge City Hall on Monday morning.

While no official protests were scheduled for the day, a crowd began to assemble outside of the downtown building just ahead of 9 a.m. Some of the people in the group said they had been downtown since 3 or 4 a.m. ahead of demonstrations.

Within an hour though, the crowd dispersed.

A large number of police and deputies were positioned on either side of the nearby Mississippi River Bridge earlier in the morning after threats were received indicating a possible takeover of the interstate and bridge. Some groups of protestors were seen at truck stops in West Baton Rouge, but nothing came of the threats as the groups quickly dispersed.

More protesters are likely to turn out in the downtown area though as District Attorney Hillar C. Moore has announced he'll hold an 11:30 a.m. press conference to update his role in the Alton Sterling case.

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