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Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters march up Fifth Avenue and stop traffic

Will Gleason

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter Protesters are currently marching up Fifth Avenue from Union Square in a demonstration against police violence. The protest began at 5pm in the park, then traveled north along Fifth Avenue, disrupting traffic.

The anti-police shootings march is a response to two tragic deaths of black men this week. Thirty-seven-year-old Alton Sterling was killed by police officers outside of a convenience store on Tuesday night, and a Minnesota police officer fatally shot Philando Castile at a traffic stop with his girlfriend and child in the car last night.

See more photos of the demonstration below.


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