Videos: New Black Panther-led protesters clash with police, 7 arrested
An officer was hurt when he was shot in the forearm by a stun gun
BATON ROUGE, La. — Seven people have been arrested outside Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters during a protest on the anniversary of a deadly police shooting in Louisiana's capital.
Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean Mckneely Jr. says four men and three women were arrested Wednesday on misdemeanor charges, including resisting an officer, after they entered a barricaded area and refused to leave.
Mckneely says an officer was hurt when he was shot in the forearm by a stun gun. It wasn't clear who stunned him.
The Advocate reports most of the protesters who marched to police barricades are members of the New Black Panther Party.
Last summer, nearly 200 protesters were arrested in Baton Rouge after a white officer fatally shot Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, during a struggle outside a convenience store.
Another shot of New Black Panther Party members, protestors marching on Police HQ before the incident today. Barricades were open. pic.twitter.com/p1QxapVTUk— Emma Discher (@EmmaDischer) July 5, 2017
Police won't let protestors through gates into police hq. Protestors argue it is public property and they pay taxes. pic.twitter.com/0hpvB7hZ6L— Emma Discher (@EmmaDischer) July 5, 2017
Situation escalate. Tazers out and cuffs on. One cop tazed too. Sterling's aunts screaming on ground. pic.twitter.com/fmC0QJUCbA— Emma Discher (@EmmaDischer) July 5, 2017
More comments from police spokesman on situation at HQ today. pic.twitter.com/1j20caS1xR— Emma Discher (@EmmaDischer) July 5, 2017
BRPD spokesman L'Jean McKneely said the scuffle happened after protestors tried to moved through gate, disrupt. Did not have protest permit. pic.twitter.com/TUXP6FHM9l— Emma Discher (@EmmaDischer) July 5, 2017