Peaceful protesters moving onto Interstate 94 in Twin Cities

There are protests throughout the Twin Cities ahead of curfew Sunday night.
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Motorists traveling through parts of the Twin Cities Sunday afternoon should anticipate possible delays as peaceful protesters march through parts of the metro. 

As 4:15 p.m., St. Paul Police Department issued a notice saying demonstrators had marched onto Interstate 94 in St. Anthony, which can been seen on MnDOT cameras at I-94 near Western Ave.

Around 5:30 p.m., a massive group filled all lanes of both directions of I-35W and moved south as they crossed the 35W bridge in Minneapolis (photo atop the story). 

There is also another large gathering at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis. That's the intersection that 46-year-old George Floyd was arrested at and seen on video pleading with officers to help him breathe. 

Instead, the officers held firm, with now ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter for failing to remove his knee from Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. Three other officers involved in the arrest were fired. 

An additional large protest is happening outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. 

Peaceful protesting is expected to continue until an 8 p.m. curfew in Minneapolis and St. Paul go into effect.

Time will tell how many people stay out past the curfew, but police, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and soldiers and airmen with the Minnesota National Guard are again prepared to take action as they did to limit damage and rioting on Saturday night. 

Freeways and major highways in and out of both cities will be shut down in both directions beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday. 

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