160 arrested in Louisiana protests

People gather in the intersection in front of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, July 7, 2016. Alton Sterling, 37, was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police while selling CD's in front of the store. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) – Authorities made more than 160 arrests in Louisiana’s capital during a long hot weekend of protests over killings by police, with only one reported injury among the ranks when an officer was hit by a projectile.

Police in riot gear kept protesters from entering Interstate 110 in Baton Rouge on Sunday, thwarting a tactic activists have attempted around in the country in the aftermath of the killings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

More than a thousand demonstrators left a Black Lies Matter rally in Memphis, Tennessee, and occupied a Mississippi River bridge Sunday night, temporarily halting traffic on Interstate 40. Hundreds walked onto I-264 in Portsmouth, Virginia, marooning motorists for hours.

Demonstrators failed to block highways in Atlanta, and in San Francisco in recent days.

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