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Ferguson Protesters Attempt To Block Traffic On A Missouri Highway

Demonstrators gather in St. Louis for a protest on Missouri I-70. Police are telling the crowd that anyone blocking traffic will be arrested.

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Ferguson protesters gathered near an Interstate 70 on-ramp Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis in hopes of shutting down the highway in protest of the Michael Brown shooting.

Law enforcement officials on the scene told demonstrators to disperse and threatened to arrest anyone blocking traffic.

On Monday, protesters briefly shut down Interstate 270 with a demonstration.

vine.co

"We're young, we're strong, we're marching all night long."

stevegiegerich@stevegiegerich

"We're young, we're strong, we're marching all night long."

4:35 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Police prevented protesters from blocking I-70, but traffic has slowed on the freeway.

vine.co

Protester confronts police at I-70 access ramp. #Ferguson

stevegiegerich@stevegiegerich

Protester confronts police at I-70 access ramp. #Ferguson

4:34 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Crowd chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!" #Ferguson #michaelbrown

joelcurrier@joelcurrier

Crowd chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!" #Ferguson #michaelbrown

4:32 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Police say anyone crossing this pink line on exit ramp will be arrested. #Ferguson

Casey Nolen KSDK@CaseyNolen

Police say anyone crossing this pink line on exit ramp will be arrested. #Ferguson

4:23 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Number I-70 #Ferguson protesters grows to over 125.

stevegiegerich@stevegiegerich

Number I-70 #Ferguson protesters grows to over 125.

4:15 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Several demonstrators at the scene were arrested and loaded onto a police bus.

Police have just arrested 2 protestors. Police warning media as well.

Trymaine Lee@trymainelee

Police have just arrested 2 protestors. Police warning media as well.

4:38 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This guy detained while crossing the street #Ferguson

Danny Wicentowski@D_Towski

This guy detained while crossing the street #Ferguson

5:08 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Woman arrested after making her way on Interstate.

Jeff Bernthal@JeffBernthal

Woman arrested after making her way on Interstate.

5:20 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

County PD arresting another on N. Hanley. #Ferguson #michaelbrown

joelcurrier@joelcurrier

County PD arresting another on N. Hanley. #Ferguson #michaelbrown

6:02 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Protesters are reportedly moving from the highway area to the Ferguson police department.

Reports demonstrators may move from I-70 & Hanley area, to #Ferguson Police Dept. #MikeBrown via @CaseyNolen

Nichole Berlie KSDK@NicholeBerlie

Reports demonstrators may move from I-70 & Hanley area, to #Ferguson Police Dept. #MikeBrown via @CaseyNolen

5:49 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Leaders telling protestors to "disperse and go to #Ferguson police dept"

Casey Nolen KSDK@CaseyNolen

Leaders telling protestors to "disperse and go to #Ferguson police dept"

5:52 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Police continue retreat. #ferguson

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