FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Video: Officers Injured, Marchers Arrested During Weekend Black Lives Matter Protests

July 11, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Officers Injured, Marchers Arrested During Weekend Black Lives Matter Protests

Hundreds of protesters were arrested across the country and law enforcement officers were injured in Saint Paul, MN, and Baton Rouge, LA, Saturday night as demonstrations continued nationwide over police violence.

Around 102 protesters were taken into custody in Saint Paul, while more than 100 people were arrested in Baton Rouge, LA, police in both cities told NBC News.

In St. Paul, protesters blocked Interstate 94 and chanted the name of Philando Castile, a 32-year-old man who was fatally shot by a St. Anthony police officer in Falcon Heights on Wednesday.

Minneapolis Police said on Twitter that people on an overpass were "throwing objects at officers, dumping liquid on officers" and others were throwing rocks and a construction material called rebar. Police also said a molotov cocktail was thrown at officers.

More than 20 officers were injured by the attacks. NBC News reports one officer suffered broken vertebrae after being struck in the head by a piece of concrete dropped from an overpass.

In Atlanta, protesters also tried to block an interstate highway. CNN reported that as many as 2,000 people marched onto a ramp of the Interstate 75/85 connector, where they were met by Georgia State Police.

In Baton Rouge, where hundreds of protesters gathered for demonstrations over the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, one officer lost teeth when he was struck in the mouth by a thrown object.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

DHS Awards Grants to Counter Terrorist Recruitment and Radicalization in U.S.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the award recipients for the...
LAPD Officer Arrested, Accused of Sex with 15-Year-Old Cadet Involved in Patrol Car Joyrides
The officer is accused of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old cadet...
Michigan Airport Officer Fought for His Life During Terror Stabbing
"From what we can tell, he engaged Lt. Neville and just started to stab him," Miller said....
Jury Deadlocks in Murder Trial of Ohio Officer, Judge Declares Second Mistrial in Case
A mistrial was declared Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police...
Video: GA Sheriff to Reduce Sentences of Inmates Who Helped Medically Distressed Deputy
Polk County, GA’s sheriff said he plans on knocking some time off from the sentences of...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine