FBI agents examine the crime scene of the Dallas, Texas, sniper shooting on July 9, 2016. / AFP / Laura Buckman
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Police arrested scores of people in demonstrations overnight Saturday to Sunday in several U.S. cities, as racial tensions simmer over the killing of black men by police.Protesters led by the Black Lives Matter movement are demanding justice for two African-American men shot dead by cops, their dying moments captured in video that went viral online.The demos also come after 25-year-old black army veteran Micah Johnson used a high-power rifle to kill five police officers and wound seven in a sniper attack at a protest in Dallas, Texas late Thursday.Hundred protesters in St. Paul blocked a highway intersection for several hours late Saturday and hurled firecrackers, rocks and bottles at police.St. Paul police promised to provide details soon on the number of arrests.Separately in Baton Rouge, local media reported that several dozen people were arrested in at least two demos, including one where members of the New Black Panther activist group confronted police.Police across the country were on edge as it emerged that officers had been targeted in at least two incidents -- in Tennessee and Wisconsin -- by individuals apparently angered at the recent fatal shootings of black men by police.
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