Arrests as US police protests spread

NEW YORK - Protests continue to spread across US cities against the killing of black men by police, following recent deaths in Minnesota and Louisiana.

Roads were blocked and missiles thrown in Minnesota, while armed New Black Panther Party members confronted police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dozens of arrests have been made but the rallies were mostly peaceful.

The situation is also tense in Dallas, where five officers were killed by a black man during a protest rally.

Security levels were raised at the police HQ after anonymous threats were received but an all clear was given after a search of a car park for a "suspicious person".

The protests against police killings were sparked by the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana.

In St Paul, Minnesota, overnight, fireworks, bottles and rocks were thrown at police as the demonstration closed a main interstate highway, causing gridlock.

Comments (1)

The fact that the US pres is an African-American, injustices, prejudice and negative stereotype will always the lives of Black Americans sadly crippled. It's also outrageous to know there will be no such a leader like Dr Martin Luther King who will come up and show the rest of the world that black life also matters!

Media Expert - 10 July 2016

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