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Baton Rouge Protester On Arrest: 'I Didn't Know If I Was Going To Survive'

Akeem Muhammad stands with a group of protesters in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday. The 24-year-old student was one of more than 120 people who were arrested during the protest.
Akeem Muhammad stands with a group of protesters in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday. The 24-year-old student was one of more than 120 people who were arrested during the protest.

In Baton Rouge, La., the death of Alton Sterling sparked large protests over the weekend, drawing hundreds of people from Louisiana and around the country.

The protests were largely peaceful until tensions erupted on Sunday, and police arrested more than 120 people. One of those people was 24-year-old Akeem Muhammad.

"They were pointing those weapons in people's faces and slamming them to the ground, and it was one of the most scary moments of my life," Muhammad says. "At that moment, I didn't know if I was going to survive."

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