74 arrested in Black Lives Matter protest in Rochester

Rochester police arrested 74 people for disorderly conduct during a protest by hundreds of people over the shootings of black residents across the nation.

Police in riot gear were patrolling the streets after the protesters marched.

Chief Michael Ciminelli says there were no injuries or property damage during the Friday night march. He estimates as many as 400 people participated.

In New York City, about 300 people took to the streets to protest Friday night. They gathered in Manhattan’s Union Square for speeches before splitting into small groups escorted by police.

One group marched across the Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn while another went uptown and marched through Grand Central Terminal, chanting “black lives matter.” The protesters mostly kept to the sidewalks.

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