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#DontMuteDC Protests Intensify After Go-Go Music Silenced on Shaw Street Corner

Calls are increasing for a store in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood to bring back the Go-Go music it played for decades.

The speakers outside the Metro PCS at the corner of 7th Street and Florida Avenue NW are usually blaring the sounds of Go-Go, a music genre born in D.C.

But the store was forced to turn down the music recently after a neighbor reportedly made a complaint to the company.

The change didn't go unnoticed. Thousands tweeted #DontMuteDC and urged for the music to come back.

On Tuesday, a massive rally of protesters shut down 14th and U streets. The area was filled with music during the peaceful demonstration and rapper Wale was also there.

"It's something that we grew up with. It's a spirit here," one woman told News4's Derrick Ward on Monday.

"It's different. I miss it," another man said.

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