Black Lives Matter/City School Employee DeRay Mckesson Arrested at Protest

DeRay Mckesson, the civil rights activist who took a top administrative job with Baltimore’s public school system after an unsuccessful mayoral bid, was among more than 100 arrested in Baton Rouge amid nationwide protests against police brutality.

Mckesson said he believes his arrest was unlawful and that his actions were in line with his mission, personally and professionally, to “make sure that we all live in the best world possible.” City school officials said Mckesson was acting as a private citizen.