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Cleveland Protesters Shut Down Major Freeway For an Hour

Happening now, people protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury non-indictment are shutting down a major freeway near downtown Cleveland. In spite of the best efforts on the part of the local reporter to make it a race issue, most of the protesters are clearly white. So far, Cleveland Police are standing back and just observing. There’s no violence, at least not yet, but things are getting disrupted for sure.

More later as this develops.

<Update: The protesters left the freeway after an hour, apparently on their own volition. As for the police, no riot gear was in evidence; they just stood back and waited it out. How intelligent of them. If they had forcefully intervened, as some of the reporters seemed to be hoping for, there would have been violence and a lot of it.>

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