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USA: Hundreds arrested in fresh protests against police killing on black men

USA: Hundreds arrested in fresh protests against police killing on black men

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Hundreds of people have been arrested in the US following fresh protests against the recent killings of two black men by the police.

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot dead by police officers last Tuesday, armed Black Panther activists clashed with the police leading to reported detention of more than a hundred people.

Protesters in St Paul, Minnesota, forced the closure of a highway and hurled fireworks and other objects at police.

Anger in the city remains high following the killing of 32-year-old Philando Castile on Wednesday.

In Dallas, where five white police officers were gunned down by a sniper on Thursday night, the situation remained tense.

Amid fears of a worsening security situation, police officers and residents in the city are still trying to come to terms with Thursday’s shootings.

“We have a good working relationship with our community. It’s not a perfect deal, we try to make sure we understand who we serve and the citizens here they give us love and support,” said Detective Ira Carter, with the Dallas Police Department.

Hundreds of people, including Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, continue to pay tribute to the five dead officers at a makeshift memorial outside the city’s police headquarters.

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