Hundreds of protesters gather in front of Mayor Peduto’s house in response to arrest of Black Lives Matter protester

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the home of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Tuesday evening in response to the Black Lives Matter protester who was arrested by plainclothes police officers and taken away in an unmarked vehicle on Saturday. Organizers are demanding protesters remain peaceful. They are calling for his resignation.Organizers said they plan to be outside Peduto’s house all night. One organizer said he plans to sleep there until Peduto speaks to him.Watch the full report from the protest at Peduto’s house in the video player above.The protest started near the Target store in East Liberty at 6 p.m. Watch Sky 4 video of the protest in East Liberty in the video player above. The crowd of nearly 300 then stopped in the intersection of Beechwood Boulevard and Fifth Avenue to listen to chants and speeches. Officials said the protester who was arrested, 25-year-old Matthew Cartier, was blocking traffic at intersections and was warned to stop multiple times. Cartier was charged with two misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct.On Monday, Mayor Bill Peduto said he is “livid” over the way police made the arrest, and that he will not tolerate such actions again.”It is hard to find the words for how livid I was after seeing the online videos of the disturbing arrest at Saturday’s protest,” Peduto said in a written statement Monday afternoon. “I have taken the time to review all the video and information that has been made available to me. As mayor, I will never tolerate these tactics being used at peaceful protests again.”The mayor’s statement came just hours after a news conference on the steps of the city-county building, where a group of activists denounced the arrest.The news conference was held by Black, Young & Educated, a member of the Allegheny County Black Activist/Organizer Collective and coordinator of the Civil Saturday demonstrations in Pittsburgh.”We don’t want a statement. We don’t want a tweet. We want change. We want justice. We want peace. We want accountability for the crimes committed by the Bureau of Police of Pittsburgh,” said A.D. Bagheera of Black, Young & Educated.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the home of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Tuesday evening in response to the Black Lives Matter protester who was arrested by plainclothes police officers and taken away in an unmarked vehicle on Saturday.

Organizers are demanding protesters remain peaceful. They are calling for his resignation.

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Organizers said they plan to be outside Peduto’s house all night. One organizer said he plans to sleep there until Peduto speaks to him.

Watch the full report from the protest at Peduto’s house in the video player above.

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Hundreds of protesters march to Mayor Peduto’s house in response to arrest of Black Lives Matter protester

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The protest started near the Target store in East Liberty at 6 p.m.

Watch Sky 4 video of the protest in East Liberty in the video player above.

The crowd of nearly 300 then stopped in the intersection of Beechwood Boulevard and Fifth Avenue to listen to chants and speeches.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Officials said the protester who was arrested, 25-year-old Matthew Cartier, was blocking traffic at intersections and was warned to stop multiple times. Cartier was charged with two misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct.

On Monday, Mayor Bill Peduto said he is “livid” over the way police made the arrest, and that he will not tolerate such actions again.

“It is hard to find the words for how livid I was after seeing the online videos of the disturbing arrest at Saturday’s protest,” Peduto said in a written statement Monday afternoon. “I have taken the time to review all the video and information that has been made available to me. As mayor, I will never tolerate these tactics being used at peaceful protests again.”

The mayor’s statement came just hours after a news conference on the steps of the city-county building, where a group of activists denounced the arrest.

The news conference was held by Black, Young & Educated, a member of the Allegheny County Black Activist/Organizer Collective and coordinator of the Civil Saturday demonstrations in Pittsburgh.

“We don’t want a statement. We don’t want a tweet. We want change. We want justice. We want peace. We want accountability for the crimes committed by the Bureau of Police of Pittsburgh,” said A.D. Bagheera of Black, Young & Educated.