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Black Lives Matter activist Mckesson released from jail

Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson was released Sunday after a night in jail following his arrest in Baton Rouge while protesting the police killing of a black man.

McKesson, 31, had traveled to Louisiana from Baltimore, where he grew up and returned last year after the death of Freddie Gray, the black man whose broken neck inside a police van sparked riots and upheaval. He waged an unsuccessful campaign for mayor this spring.

He now works for the Baltimore public schools as interim chief of human capital, responsible for staffing and dealing with reform. Schools CEO Sonja Santelises told The Baltimore Sun ( ) that his activism...