BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Several hundred protesters angry about recent police shootings of black men assembled across the street from Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters, temporarily blocking streets.

A line of officers with shields fanned out in a line Friday evening to clear the street, pushing the protesters to the curb.

A large presence of police officers stood guard on each street corner of the intersection where the protesters were.

The protesters chanted, "No justice, no peace!" and "Y'all have guns. We have posters."

The police reacted calmly while protesters yelled and later the line of officers who confronted protesters moved back toward headquarters.

Baton Rouge has been on edge since the Tuesday shooting death of a black man at the hands of two white police officers.


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