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Black Man's Shooting in Minnesota Spurs More Protests; 42 Arrested

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Members of Black Lives Matter continue their encampment outside the Minneapolis Police Department's Fourth Precinct, Nov. 17, 2015.

Members of Black Lives Matter continue their encampment outside the Minneapolis Police Department's Fourth Precinct, Nov. 17, 2015.

Forty-two people were arrested in Minnesota during a second day of protests over the shooting of an unarmed black man by police.

Hundreds of demonstrators shut down a major highway for several hours Monday night to protest the shooting of Jamar Clark, 24, in north Minneapolis.

Local media said the protesters faced misdemeanor charges of unlawful assembly and being pedestrians on a freeway.

A spokesperson for Black Lives Matter reported that everyone had been booked and released.

Clark was shot during an altercation with police after a domestic dispute at a party. He died a day later at a hospital.

Authorities have released few details about the Sunday night incident, angering many who say he was handcuffed at the time of the shooting. Police said preliminary information showed that he was not handcuffed.

Authorities said they had several videos of the incident but none that showed it in its entirety.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has asked for a federal civil rights investigation.

Some information for this report came from AP.

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