Updated 8:35 a.m. | Posted 6:07 a.m.
At least 69 people have been arrested outside the governor's residence since Tuesday as part of an effort to reopen a section of Summit Avenue in St. Paul.
The move seemed to backfire, as what had been a relatively small demonstration grew to more than a hundred people who engaged in a late-night standoff with police.
Summit Avenue remains blocked from Lexington Avenue to Milton Street. By 8 a.m. Wednesday, however, no protesters were present outside the governor's mansion for the first time since the July 6 police shooting of Philando Castile.
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• Photos: Police, protesters face off Tuesday
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Police arrested 23 protesters early Wednesday for public nuisance and unlawful assembly; on Tuesday night, the St. Paul Police Department reported at least 46 arrests.
Over the course of several hours, police gave several orders to disperse. At 2:30 a.m. Wednesday several dozen protesters remained and police began making arrests.
At 2:30 this morning, SPPD arrested 23 people for public nuisance and unlawful assembly near intersection of Oxford and Summit. #GovMansion— St. Paul Police PIO (@sppdPIO) July 27, 2016
For the last three weeks, demonstrators have been camping outside the governor's mansion to protest the police shooting of Castile, who was killed by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.