Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson was among dozens of protesters arrested Saturday night during demonstrations over the death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mckesson, who live-streamed his arrest on Periscope, was taken into custody while walking along the side of the Airline Highway with fellow protesters.
Hundreds of protesters angry over Sterling’s death at the hands of two white officers took to the streets again Saturday, calling for justice in an often-tense evening that saw police arrest a number of demonstrators.
Shouting “No justice! No peace!” roughly 1,000 protesters gathered outside the Baton Rouge Police Department, waving homemade signs as passing cars honked their support. The protests lasted well into the evening but died down a little after midnight.