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Black Lives Matter activist released from jail

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Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has been freed on bond after being charged with obstructing a highway in connection with a protest in Baton Rouge.

An Associated Press reporter saw Mckesson leave the East Baton Rouge Parish jail on Sunday afternoon.

Mckesson was among about 130 people taken into custody in Louisiana over the past two days after protests over the fatal shooting of an African-American man by two white police officers in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.

Mckesson says that he "was disappointed in the Baton Rouge police, who continue to provoke protesters for peacefully protesting. There's a lot of work to be done."

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