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07/05/2017 04:26 pm ET

Protesters Clash With Police During March To Remember Alton Sterling

At least seven people were arrested, and police used tear gas and stun guns on the crowd.
The moment police clashed with protesters in Baton Rouge on Wednesday.
The Advocate
The moment police clashed with protesters in Baton Rouge on Wednesday.

Protesters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, clashed with police Wednesday, exactly one year after police in the city fatally shot Alton Sterling.

Authorities used stun guns and tear gas to stop a group of roughly two dozen protesters who attempted to cross a barricade in front of Baton Rouge police headquarters, reports The Advocate, a daily newspaper based in the city. 

At least seven people reportedly were arrested, including Krystal Mohammed, national chairwoman for the New Black Panther Party.

Baton Rouge police said the protesters didn’t have a permit, according to multiple local outlets

The protesters ― including Veda Washington, who is Sterling’s aunt ― marched to the police station from the Triple S Food Mart. The store is where Sterling, a 37-year-old father of five, was killed last year.

Advocate reporter Emma Discher‏ tweeted out uncensored photos and videos of the incident.

David Lohr covers crime and missing persons. Tips? Feedback? Send an email or follow him on Twitter. 

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