Protesters clash with police in Baton Rouge

Protesters clash with police in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - On a steamy hot day, people angry over the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling fanned out across three locations.

The largest crowds and the biggest show of force was at the Baton Rouge police headquarters on Airline highway.   Police, determined to keep the roads clear, brought in dozens of officers outfitted in riot gear and made several arrests.

Up until now Baton Rouge police have been mostly in the background but Saturday night, swat team members were active on Airline highway citing safety concerns.

"Y'all don't think we tired that could be any one of us ...we tired " said protester Kevin Thomas.
Earlier Saturday night about six miles away downtown, a protest march consisting of about 500 people from Baton Rouge city hall, only a mile from the State Capitol. The crowds were loud but peaceful.

Protester Spencer Carter says "I think it's a beautiful thing people coming together to protest across the nation." Since Tuesday, there were large crowds again at the Triple S Food Mart where police shot 37 year old Alton Sterling. 
Many parents brought kids there to teach them a lesson of peace. 

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