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Photos: Protest shuts down I-35W

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Protesters stand in 34th and Nicollet Aves.
Protesters stand in the intersection of 34th and Nicollet avenues, reading the names of people who died at the hands of law enforcement officers during a #shutitdown protest on Thursday.
Brandt Williams / MPR News

Protesters walked from south Minneapolis, blocked part of Interstate 35W and rallied at Minneapolis City Hall protesting police brutality around the country Thursday afternoon. 

The march and blockade were tied to outrage over the refusal of grand juries in New York and Ferguson, Missouri, to indict police officers who killed black men during confrontations. 

Bridget Bennett contributed to this report.