UPDATE: During a press conference held today in Baton Rouge amid growing concern over the Black Lives Matter protest, Gov JBE made the following remark:
“We are going to come of this tragedy stronger, but it critically important that protestors follow the direction of law enforcement and not block major thoroughfares.”
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ORIGINAL: Governor John Bel Edwards will hold a press conference following a security briefing with law enforcement.
The briefing is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. It began
Officials say the press conference will be held at the conclusion of the briefing but did not say how long they expect that to last.
Protests and rallies continue in the Capitol City in the days following the officer-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling.
Things became heated Friday when an unscheduled protest began outside Baton Rouge Police Headquarters on Airline Highway.
Since Friday roughly 150 people have been arrested on various charges in relation to the Airline Highway protest.
Most of those arrests happened Saturday.
“Up until tonight, it’s been pretty much a peaceful day. For the most part, we’re trying to keep them out of traffic,” said BRPD Police Chief Carl Dabadie.
“Our biggest concern, right now, is the amount of people on the roadway. We don’t want anybody hurt here, we don’t want any of the officers hurt. We don’t want any of the protesters hurt.”
Other demonstrations have taken place at the same time as the ongoing protest outside BRPD Headquarters.
On Saturday, hundreds attended a peaceful march and rally from City Hall to the State Capitol.