A small but vocal crowd gathered outside the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters Saturday to protest the death of Alton Sterling.

About 20 members of the New Black Panther Party shouted "Black Power!" to passing drivers on Airline Highway, occasionally eliciting a honk or salute in response.

Unlike last summer, members of the group did not openly display weapons.

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Police stayed back, only coming out to the demonstration area once to ask reporters to stay out of the road and for the New Black Panthers to turn off their megaphone. They did not, but left a short time later, following about two hours of demonstration. A small group of locals also came out Saturday afternoon but stayed across the street in a generally subdued display.

The New Black Panthers are distinct from the Black Panther Party established in the 1960s. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the more recent group as a racist, anti-Semitic organization.

The one arrest Saturday was not of anyone affiliated with the New Black Panther Party, but rather was of a Denham Springs man accused of carrying a gun in a firearm free zone. 

Police said they believe Paul Richey, 30, of 32581 Perkins Road, Denham Springs, might have been associated with the Oath Keepers, another group that came out Saturday, though in small numbers.

Police say Richey was seen walking on private property without permission around protesters with a concealed pistol, though he was previously warned.

He was parked in the Toyota car lot, which has a no-gun policy, and was within 1,000 feet of two schools. He does have a concealed weapon license. He was booked into Parish Prison Saturday afternoon.

Oath Keepers are one of the country's "radical anti-government groups ... based on a set of baseless conspiracy theories about the federal government working to destroy the liberties of Americans," according to the Law Center.

Late Saturday afternoon, the New Black Panther Party group demonstrated outside the governor's mansion.

Advocate staff writer Emma Discher contributed to this article.

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