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    Over 60 People Arrested After March Against Police Brutality in Baltimore

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    A total of 65 people, inducing 10 children, were detained in the US city of Baltimore during a march against police brutality after they blocked a highway, media reported on Sunday, citing local police.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The protesters were charged with failure to obey and illegally walking on a highway, according to the media.

    "At approximately 6:00 p.m. after previously being warned multiple times, numerous individuals ran onto the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83), locked arms, and blocked traffic… Fifty-five adults and 10 juveniles, were arrested," police stated as quoted by the ABC broadcaster.

    In the beginning of July, police arrested at least 100 people in the US state of Minnesota in the course of the protests in response to killing of African-American Philando Castile during a routine traffic stop. The same week, another African-American man Alton Sterling was fatally shot by two policemen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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