Riot charges likely against Minnesota protesters

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Police arrest activist DeRay McKesson during a protest along Airline Highway, a major road that passes in front of the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. Protesters angry over the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by two white Baton Rouge police officers rallied Saturday at the convenience store […]

DALLAS (AP) – A prosecutor says he’s considering riot charges against 50 people who staged a rally on Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minnesota, to protest the police shooting death of Philando Castile.

City Attorney Samuel Clark says his office is reviewing evidence from the Saturday evening protest, including photos and video, to determine whether charges can be brought. The 50 are being held on a possible gross misdemeanor charge of third-degree riot.

Clark says the protesters endangered others when they walked onto the interstate and refused officers’ commands to leave.

After the interstate arrests, police stopped protesters walking in the road on Grand Avenue early Sunday and arrested 52 people. They were cited for public nuisance and unlawful assembly then released.

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