Protests continue across the US following last week’s police killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Activists took to the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Sunday to express their outrage over the recent fatal shootings by police.
Authorities made more than 160 arrests in Baton Rouge during a weekend of continued protests across the city.
Protesters faced off with police officers wearing gas masks on Sunday evening in Baton Rouge. According to Baton Rouge police, at least 48 people were taken into custody on Sunday after demonstrators clashed with police following a peaceful march to the state capitol.
Demonstrations also continued in Memphis, Tennessee where thousands left a Black Lives Matter rally and occupied a Mississippi River bridge.
A Black Lives Matter was also held Sunday in Dallas, Texas.
In St. Paul, Minnesota, 21 officers were injured on Saturday when they were pelted with rocks, bottles, construction material and fireworks.
Three countries have warned their citizens to stay on guard when visiting U.S. cities rocked by the protests.
Protesters have filled American streets since last week in response to the two high-profile fatal shootings of black men.
Alton Sterling, 37, was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police officers outside a convenience store in the Louisiana capital Tuesday.
Days later, 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot by Minnesota police during a traffic stop while in a car with his girlfriend and her child.
The week of fatal shootings turned even more violent Thursday when five police officers were shot and killed by a sniper in Dallas.
A candlelight vigil is set for 8 p.m. on Monday in Dallas City Hall plaza.
In hopes of comforting his nation reeling from recent shootings, U.S. President Barack Obama has returned early from a visit to Spain.
Obama will fly to Dallas Tuesday to deliver a speech at memorial service planned for the five slain police officers.
The president has also scheduled meetings in Washington with law enforcement officials and activists to discuss racial disparities in criminal justice.
New details have surfaced about the shooter in the Dallas attack.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown told CNN on Sunday Micah X. Johnson had improvised as he used “shoot-and-move” tactics to gun down officers.
Brown said a search of Johnson’s home showed the gunman had practised using explosives, and that other evidence suggested he wanted to use them against law enforcement officers.
With files from Rana Aladdin