Protests in Baton Rouge in the US state of Louisiana
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US protests after police shooting of black man in Louisiana

Protests have taken place in the US state of Louisiana after a video emerged appearing to show two white police officers holding down and shooting dead a black man.

It happened in the state capital, Baton Rouge, on Tuesday after reports of a man threatening people with a gun outside a shop.

A post-mortem examination showed the victim, Alton Sterling, 37, died of gunshot wounds to the chest and back.

  • 06 Jul 2016