Ferguson protestors block Cleveland’s Public Square, Shoreway

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CLEVELAND- A protest that started in Public Square Tuesday evening ended with demonstrators blocking the Shoreway during rush hour.

The group of hundreds was protesting a grand jury’s decision not to indict an officer in Ferguson, Missouri in the shooting death of  Michael Brown, 18. Protestors were also angry over the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by Cleveland police over the weekend.

The protestors moved from Public Square to the Shoreway in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where they blocked traffic for about an hour.  Police officers were on the scene, but did not force the group off of the road.

Shortly before 6 p.m., most of the demonstrators were back in Public Square, where they slowly dispersed. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reopened the west bound lanes of Route 2 soon after.

Cleveland police called the gathering calm and peaceful. They asked drivers stuck in traffic to remain in their cars.

Here’s a look at photos on Twitter documenting the demonstration:





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