Protests for Freddie Gray have come to Washington.
Shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday, a group of young people began gathering and chanting in the middle of the intersection of 7th and G streets in D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood.
Although it shut down traffic, the protest was peaceful. Two individuals stood in the street with what appeared to be a megaphone and a personal speaker system, addressing to the crowd.
News4’s Jackie Bensen was live at the scene where she said the demonstrators described their activity as “solidarity” with the current protests in Baltimore. Bensen also noted that many of the participants appeared to be college students.
D.C. police remained present the entire time, allowing the demonstrators to peacefully protest.
According to D.C. police’s twitter feed, that same group of demonstrators began marching through the city about 7:15 p.m. Police encouraged individuals to stay off the roads as the group continued to move.