- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A protest in Philadelphia over the shooting death of a black man during a scuffle with two white police officers in Louisiana has blocked a highway on-ramp. Police have arrested about a dozen people.

Wednesday’s protest took place at an on-ramp for Interstate 676, a major thoroughfare through the downtown Philadelphia area.

About 75 people took part. Many chanted “This is what democracy looks like” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police.”

The video-recorded killing of Alton Sterling outside a Baton Rouge convenience store set off angry protests in that city’s black community. It comes when law enforcement officers across the country are being scrutinized over what critics see as indiscriminate use of deadly force against blacks.

Baton Rouge police say Sterling was armed.

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating.


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