(MERCURYNEWS) — BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Officers with rifles were blocking the ramps to keep protesters off Interstate 10 in downtown Baton Rouge Sunday, and about 130 people have been taken into custody as marches continue over shootings by police.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said he's "very proud" of the Louisiana law enforcement response to protests over the fatal shooting of a black man by white police officers in the city.
Flanked by law enforcement leaders, Edwards said he doesn't believe officers have been overly aggressive by using riot gear to push protesters off a highway.
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