The opening sentences of this CNN article, entitled, “Baton Rouge: A city that’s been smoldering for years”, says it all:
The streets surrounding the Triple S Food Mart were still packed early Thursday, the demonstrators spilling onto lanes of stalled traffic.
Near the spot where Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police, they gathered in the humid Louisiana night. They cried. They prayed. They held signs.
Baton Rouge’s national Black Lives Matter moment has arrived.