Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson released from jail

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Black Lives Matter Activist Released From Jail
Police arrest activist DeRay McKesson during a protest along Airline Highway, a major road that passes in front of the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. Protesters angry over the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by two white Baton Rouge police officers rallied Saturday at the convenience store where he was shot, in front of the city's police department and at the state Capitol for another day of demonstrations.

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has been released from jail after being arrested during a protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to officials.

An Associated Press reporter saw Mckesson leave the East Baton Rouge Parish jail on Sunday afternoon.

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Mckesson was among about 130 people taken into custody in Louisiana over the past two days after protests over the fatal shooting of an African-American man by two white police officers in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.

Mckesson says that he "was disappointed in the Baton Rouge police, who continue to provoke protesters for peacefully protesting. There's a lot of work to be done."

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Mckesson was filming video of the protest and walking alongside Airline Highway when he was arrested. According to Mckesson, he was charged with obstruction of a roadway.

Mckesson said he remains hopeful that the Justice Department will intervene both investigation into the death of Alton Sterling and the way police treat protesters.

Mckesson gained a national following after he left his then-home of Minneapolis in August 2014 for Ferguson, Missouri, to document the police shooting of Michael Brown.

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ABC News' Devin Villacis contributed to this report.