Governor Urges for Calm Across the State
Governor John Bel Edwards continues to call for calm in Baton Rouge as the Federal investigation into the death of Alton Sterling continues.
Here are the Governors remarks from Sunday afternoon:
Protestors in Baton Rouge march to the Capitol to continue to shine the light on concerns about how blacks are treated by police.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has also told all residents police are on high alert for anyone who might consider breaking laws. He is also such concerned that outsiders have changed the tone of the protests.
About 100 people were arrested Saturday during the protests, but Edwards praised protesters for keeping demonstrations largely peaceful and without major property damage.
"Very, very few engaged in anything that was unlawful," Edwards said of protesters. "The best way to honor the memory of Alton Sterling, the Dallas law enforcement officers and Philando Castile is for peaceful demonstrations here in Louisiana."
Nola.com reports the latest remarks from Edwards come on the sixth day of protests over the police-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man killed during an altercation outside a north Baton Rouge convenience store on Tuesday. Protests were held at the Baton Rouge Police Department, at the state Capitol and outside the convenience store on Saturday; police have arrested more than 130 people since Friday.