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About 100 people marched along St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans on Sunday in protest of police shootings and street violence.  

Protesters gathered around the country Saturday. And while the demonstrations were largely peaceful, tensions erupted in Minnesota and Louisiana, where police arrested more than 200 people.

Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, said they arrested 102 people after demonstrators blocked an interstate roadway for several hours.

The killing of Alton Sterling, 37, by police earlier this week touched off protests across the country – but in Sterling's home city of Baton Rouge, La., demonstrators' outrage has rarely exceeded a parboil. And that's by design.

Baton Rouge, La., gathered for the third night in a row to remember Alton Sterling.

Sterling was shot by police on Tuesday; video posted that night showed he was lying on the ground when police pulled their weapons. The local community quickly took to the streets in protest.

On Wednesday, as the story gained national traction, a second photo was posted online, showing the shooting from closer range. On Wednesday night, The Associated Press reports, people gathered in prayer and anger to remember Sterling and protest his death.

Jason Saul / WWNO

Protests continued in Baton Rouge last night over the police killing of 37-year-old Alton Sterling. WWNO’s Ryan Kailath was there.

Chef Murdock's Smokehouse, grilling across the street from the Triple S. "I just came by because I knew they (Baton Rouge protestors) was going to be hungry."
Jason Saul / WWNO

The aftermath of the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge is a developing, fluid story. In breaking news situations, some information passed along to our reporters may later turn out to be wrong. Our editors and reporters make every effort to ensure information comes from reputable sources, and this post will be constantly updated as we receive new information.

As New Orleans continues debating the pros and cons of short-term rentals, an association with members now operating in the burgeoning industry wants to get their message out. Operators of short-term rentals say they want to help – not hurt – the city.

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The international markets are reopening today after Friday’s announcement that the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. One economic development expert considers how New Orleans will handle what’s ahead. 


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