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Black Lives Matter Protest

The Fifth Circuit revived a police officer’s negligence claim against the organizer of a 2016 Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge, finding that the organizer’s alleged conduct, including leading demonstrators onto the highway and provoking a violent confrontation with police, were the “but for” causes of the officer’s injuries. 

NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth Circuit revived a police officer’s negligence claim against the organizer of a 2016 Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge, finding that the organizer’s alleged conduct, including leading demonstrators onto the highway and provoking a violent confrontation with police, were the “but-for” causes of the officer’s injuries. 

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