The police blocked the bridge over which the demonstrators marched, after which they used tear gas.
This was reported by The Washington Post.
The incident occurred in New Orleans on the bridge that connects the city with Jefferson County. A group of peaceful protesters walking the streets of the city for several hours decided to head for the Crescent City Connection bridge.
There the police awaited them. The path was blocked by cars. The demonstrators launched a protest here, right in front of the security forces. It lasted less than an hour, after which, at about 11:15 pm local time [7:15 Moscow time], the police used tear gas.
The crowd was forced to run back over the bridge to the highway. Most of the demonstrators left the scene, but some continued
“Most protesters left the highway after tear gas was used, although a small crowd continued to confront the officers,” the report said.
New Orleans police later confirmed the incident. They claimed that “the crowd refused to comply with three orders not to try to cross the bridge.”
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