Deray McKesson is a free man. The Black Lives Matter activist was arrested last night for walking on the highway in Baton Rouge during a protest.
Reports the Washington Post:
Police arrested a prominent Black Lives Matter activist and more than 200 other people late Saturday and early Sunday on a night of tension and unrest during protests over the recent fatal shootings of black men.
DeRay Mckesson, one of the most visible faces of the Black Lives Matter movement, was among 120 people arrested in Baton Rouge, and at least 100 others were detained in St. Paul, Minn., following what police described as rioting there that injured 21 officers.
Mckesson was freed Sunday afternoon, authorities reported. No details were immediately available on the conditions of his release.
According to ABC News, McKesson was being held at the East Baton Rouge Parish jail.
Soon after his arrest, which he happened to catch Periscope, the #FreeDeray hashtag started trending.
Deray is already tweeting about his experience (see below).
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