Ar­rests in US protests as racial ten­sions heat up

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John­son told ne­go­tia­tors be­fore Po­lice killed him that he wanted to mur­der white cops in re­venge for the black deaths.

Po­lice ar­rested scores of peo­ple in demon­stra­tions overnight from Satur­day to Sun­day in sev­eral US cities, as racial ten­sions sim­mer over the killing of black men by Po­lice.

Protesters led by the “Black Lives Mat­ter” move­ment are de­mand­ing jus­tice for two African-Amer­i­can men shot dead by cops, their dy­ing mo­ments cap­tured in video that went vi­ral on­line. The demon­stra­tions also come af­ter 25-yearold black army vet­eran Micah John­sonused a high-power ri­fle to kill five Po­lice of­fi­cers and wound seven in a sniper at­tack at a protest in Dal­las, Texas, last Thurs­day.

John­son told ne­go­tia­tors be­fore Po­lice killed him that he wanted to mur­der white cops in re­venge for the black deaths.

Dal­las was still on edge on Satur­day. Fol­low­ing an anony­mous threat, SWAT teams swarmed the Po­lice head­quar­ters while of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gated re­ports of a sus­pi­cious per­son — fi­nally giv­ing the all-clear around two hours later. The na­tion­wide wave of protests was trig­gered by the shoot­ing deaths of Al­ton Ster­ling in the south­ern state of Louisiana, and Phi­lando Castile in the mid­west­ern state of Min­nesota. Times of In­dia

Mourn­ers leave flow­ers and gifts to re­mem­ber the five Po­lice of­fi­cers who were shot.

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