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Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson Arrested

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Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson was among dozens of protesters arrested Saturday night during demonstrations over the death of Alton Sterling.

Mckesson, who live-streamed his arrest on Periscope, was taken into custody while walking along the side of the Airline Highway with fellow protesters, NBC News reported.

Airline Highway is a major road that passes in front of the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters in Baton Rouge, La.

Hundreds of protesters angry over Sterling's death at the hands of two white officers took to the streets again Saturday, calling for justice in an often-tense evening that saw police arrest a number of demonstrators.

It was not immediately clear whether police had charged Mckesson, one of the most recognizable faces to emerge from the Black Lives Matter movement. More than 30 people had been arrested, police said.

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