Hundreds Join Indy Black Lives Matter Protest

Hundreds Join Indy Black Lives Matter Protest

But the hundreds of people didn't stay there. Flores said they will do more peaceful protests but not 100 percent sure when the next one will be. "You're doing a disservice to the cause" with heated rhetoric, Mr Obama said.

That could push Baton Rouge's weekend arrest total above 160, with just one reported injury to a police officer.

The rally culminated at Washington Park with a vigil that saw speakers memorialize Castile, DuBose, Sterling and other black men shot and killed by police officers.

"We try to build a lot of solidarity with indigenous communities and I know that they do experience a lot of discrimination and brutality from police", she says noting the calls for inquiries into murdered and missing indigenous women. The shooting occurred at a Black Lives Matter protest in the city, though the shooter as been labeled a "lone wolf" with no affiliation to the group. Cell phone footage of the confrontation, which showed police officers taking Sterling down, crying he had a gun, then showed police officers firing on and killing Sterling, went viral and was a contributing factor to the assassinations of five police officers in Dallas.

"That is being addressed by us also", Dabadie said.

Police confirmed they were keeping an eye on the rally but said there were no problems.

"At least five SPPD officers were injured by people throwing rocks, bottles, fireworks and bricks", the St Paul Police Department said in a Twitter post early Sunday morning. Now Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson is appealing for calm.

"It absolutely is on our radar", Yolanda Smith, executive director of the NAACP Houston branch, said Sunday about Braziel's shooting.

A diverse crowd voiced a peaceful chant for change Sunday afternoon.

President Barack Obama plans to travel to Dallas on Tuesday at the invitation of the mayor to speak at an interfaith memorial service for the slain officers, the White House announced Sunday.

The protesters' black garb was a tribute to "all the people who have passed", Rijo said.

The organization did make a special effort to have as many legal observers as possible to try to prevent any provocations against the protest or "any rising emotions within it", he said.

"And so some of this was just venting, but I think that the overwhelming majority of people who are involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, what they really want to see is a better relationship between police and the community". "We need people who aren't of color to come and support us".

Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-La., said he's "very proud" of the Louisiana law enforcement response to the protests.

TWC News reporter Tara Grimes, who took the now viral video, subsequently released footage of the female protester questioning the attending police officers in their riot gear.

In the Netherlands, protesters wore signs on their backs saying, "Don't shoot - I'm Trayvon Martin", referring to the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

Protests continued over the weekend, and police arrested several hundred demonstrators Saturday evening in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, St Paul, Minnesota, and Chicago.

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