Protesters block I-35W traffic in Minneapolis

Published 10:14 am Wednesday, July 13, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — Demonstrators are blocking rush hour traffic on an interstate in downtown Minneapolis.

More than a dozen protesters are blocking five lanes on southbound Interstate 35W near University Avenue Wednesday.

The demonstrators walked onto a bridge across the Mississippi River and chanted “I believe that we will win.”

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Authorities are telling the demonstrators, protesting recent deaths by police, to leave the interstate. Philando Castile was fatally shot by a suburban St. Paul officer during a traffic stop last week.