New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said his officers had a dialogue with the protesters and he said they allowed one of them to use a police microphone to address the crowd and calm the situation.
Protesters are on Interstate-10 between Tulane Ave. and Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans eastbound and westbound as the fourth day of protests intensified following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
The company contracted by the developers of the doomed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans to knock the building down does not have the liability insurance to do the job, according to 1031 Canal Development.
The Louisiana Department of Health has reported Louisiana’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, a Jefferson Parish resident who is hospitalized in Orleans Parish, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday.