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Growing protests over shooting of helpless black man by white cops

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Baton Rouge and around other cities in the US on Wednesday night in protest of the killing of Alton Sterling, a black man who was shot dead by white policemen in Louisiana.

Scores of protesters chanted “black lives matter” and “hands up don’t shoot” and many carried signs to express their anger and demand for justice, blocking streets near the shop where Sterling, a father of five, died.

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The wide spread protests is coming a day after a video which showed Sterling being wrestled to the ground by two officers and later killed outside a shop as he sold CDs – an incident filmed with a mobile phone, went viral.

Protesters and friends of Sterling had earlier erected a makeshift memorial on the white folding tables and fold-out chair he had used to sell mixtape CDs.

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