Sunday night, protesters return to police headquarters
BATON ROUGE - Protesters gathered again overnight Sunday outside of Baton Rouge Police Headquarters on Airline Highway near Goodwood.
Sunday was the third night protesters have stood along the highway. Sunday's gathering was not as large as a protest there Saturday, which resulted in the arrest of 102 people. Protesters started chanting and holding signs against police Friday. They are angry over the shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge Police Tuesday outside a North Baton Rouge convenience store.
The scene around the police headquarters remained relatively quiet all day until about 9:30 Sunday evening. The crowd steadily grew as the night wore on.
Earlier, people marched from a church on Government Street to the State Capitol. Government Street was closed for a part of Sunday evening after a large crowd gathered near Government and East Boulevard and attempted to walk toward I-110. Forty-eight people were arrested during the Government Street situation Sunday.
Outside BRPD Headquarters, more than 130 people have been arrested since Friday on charges of blocking the highway, disobeying police and rioting.
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