DeRay Mckesson Sues Baton Rouge Police Over Arrest During Alton Sterling Protest

DeRay McKesson, a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, was arrested along with 200 people during peace protests from July 6 – 11 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and according to him, unlawfully. He’s not letting this one go as he moves forward to sue the police force himself.

(Photo + Video) DeRay Mckesson Released From Jail After Being Arrested For Protesting

After joining thousands to protest the unjust killing of Alton Sterling, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson was arrested for pretty much nothing besides protesting. Apparently, police were provoking folks all night during these peaceful protests and Deray was just one of them, but he has now been released on bond. We’ve got the breakdown after the jump.

Celebrities Show Support With #FreeDeRay Following The Arrest Of DeRay McKesson

Last night, #BlackLivesMatter activist DeRay Mckesson was arrested during a peaceful protest in Baton Rouge. Like thousands across the nation DeRay was contributing in spreading awareness to the injustices that members of the minority community go through at the hands of U.S. police. Unfortunately the protesting led to his arrest. Now many celebreties are tweeting #FreeDeRay in support of him and his brave efforts. Take a look at the celebrities supporting tweets after the jump.

Nearly 200 People Arrested Over Night While Protesting Police Brutality

Protests continue across the U.S. and momentum is not slipping anytime soon. Mirroring the civil rights movement, thousands have gathered over the weekend to take a stance against police brutality. In the wake of the thousands which gathered across the United States to take a stance nearly 200 protesters were arrested overnight. At least 198 people were arrested between New York, Chicago, St. Paul Minnesota, and Baton Rouge.

(Photos) Azealia Banks Tells Off Activist On Twitter

Azealia Banks is notorious for speaking her mind on Twitter about everyone and everything. When she made some homophobic slurs on Twitter, Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson was NOT here for it.

Black Lives Matter’s DeRay McKesson Files To Run For Mayor Of Baltimore

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson filed his application to run in the democratic primary for mayor of Baltimore just before the 9pm deadline last night. The 30-year-old former public school admin did this as a surprise to all – but a welcome surprise indeed. Check out what DeRay had to say about his decision to run in the statement he wrote here. Best of luck!

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