Ferguson protesters cause delays for Thursday morning commute

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Ferguson protesters cause delays for Thursday morning commute

Protesters with D.C. Ferguson are causing traffic issues in D.C. on Thursday morning -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

  • Thursday, Jan. 15 is the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.and protesters with D.C. Ferguson marked the day by protesting and causing delays in D.C. for the morning rush hour.

    About two dozen protesters met at about 7 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Square Park to "shut down downtown.” The protesters marched more than a mile -- from the Mt. Vernon Square area to Pennsylvania Avenue near the Capitol. 

    There was minimal traffic impact for downtown commuters as police shut down traffic block-by-block as protesters moved through.

    Protesters starting marching at about 7:45 a.m and ended at about 8:30 a.m.

    D.C. Ferguson is just one of the many groups around the country protesting the recent grand jury decision not to indict white police officers in New York and Ferguson, Missouri, over the deaths of unarmed black men.

    Courtesy D.C. Ferguson Facebook page 

     

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