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More protests over Ferguson in Southland

Protesters of a Missouri police shooting have flooded the U.S. 101 freeway and brought traffic to a halt in downtown Los Angeles.

A few dozen protesters who broke off from a crowd that had gathered at police headquarters and ran on to the nearby 101 Tuesday night, carrying barricades that they spread across freeway lanes and stopping traffic in both directions.

California Highway Patrol and LAPD officers chased the protesters off the freeway a few minutes later and corralled them on a street near the freeway. There was no immediate word of any arrests.

Hundreds of mostly peaceful protesters marched several miles through the streets earlier Tuesday and converged on police headquarters.

KESQ News Team

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