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DeRay Mckesson sues Baton Rouge over arrests at protest

DeRay Mckesson sues Baton Rouge over arrests at protest

Baltimore schools administrator and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has filed a class action lawsuit against Baton Rouge over the arrests of hundreds of demonstrators during the protest of a deadly police shooting last month.

Mckesson's attorney, Roy J. Rodney Jr., said he is alleging that the arrests of the protesters were illegal, and the jurisdiction must return to them their bond money and expunge any arrest records.

Mckesson, who was among the demonstrators arrested, is not seeking damages. But he wants to recoup money spent fighting what Rodney called unlawful arrests.

"It is important that the records of all illegally arrested protesters are...

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