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Demonstrators march for Philando Castile late into the night

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Overnight updates

If you're looking for constant overnight updates, the news website Unicorn Riot has been livestreaming the march – go here to see their live feed.

Also continue to watch Twitter. @sppdPIO has updates from the St. Paul Police Department:

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And #PhilandoCastile has stuff from demonstrators (though rallies in other U.S. cities are also mixed in). Both #I94shutdown and #I94closed are being used more locally.

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11:02 p.m. – 3rd officer reportedly injured

According to police:

https://twitter.com/sppdPIO/status/751989169296011264

10:48 p.m. – Some protesters continue to stay on I-94

There are still demonstrators on I-94, 3-plus hours after the St. Paul march on the highway started.

Police said they were giving people still there the chance to exit the freeway, but noted "aggressors" were still throwing, rocks, bottles and rebar from a construction area at officers.

Police have also been using marker rounds.

There are dozens of people still on the road, mostly peaceful.

https://twitter.com/UR_Ninja/status/751985122191089664

10:00 p.m. – Police release smoke on crowd, officers injured

Photos and video feeds show law enforcement firing at the crowd and releasing smoke. The St. Paul Police Department explained that it's "glass balls and smoke," not gas.

https://twitter.com/sppdPIO/status/751971865162199041

https://twitter.com/BLongStPaul/status/751972298421252096

Officers have also been injured.

https://twitter.com/sppdPIO/status/751973855405547521

The department previously reported that protesters were throwing objects and dumping liquids on them, and that protesters were arming themselves.

https://twitter.com/sppdPIO/status/751971083574648832

https://twitter.com/sppdPIO/status/751969823110762496

https://twitter.com/sppdPIO/status/751969646497017856

9:30 p.m. – Police tell protesters to leave or face arrest

https://twitter.com/sppdPIO/status/751962422370398208

Law enforcement on scene have been working to clear the group of protesters. According to the St. Paul Police Twitter account, police tried to negotiate with the crowd and eventually threatened and made arrests.

https://twitter.com/BLongStPaul/status/751961486902202368

But the protesters haven't budged.

Photos on Twitter show buses arriving on scene. Some people in the crowd write that they're putting on goggles and masks in case tear gas is used – note, the police have not confirmed whether or not that is actually going to happen.

https://twitter.com/BLongStPaul/status/751966141598150656

https://twitter.com/ekaiser/status/751970343766462465

8:00 p.m. – Protesters block part of I-94

KSTP says hundreds of protesters have crowded Interstate 94 near Lexington Avenue in St. Paul, blocking traffic. Photographs show cars turing around on the busy road to avoid it.

https://twitter.com/bpowellkstp/status/751947097461682176

https://twitter.com/bpowellKSTP/status/751947880982716417

Video footage posted to Twitter shows both east and westbound lanes being shutdown as the protesters form a blockade.

https://twitter.com/BLongStPaul/status/751944772449742850

https://twitter.com/BLongStPaul/status/751948702068056064

Law enforcement arrived on scene and – according to tweets – warned they'd make arrests. However, pictures show the group continue their march toward the officials' vehicles.

https://twitter.com/UR_Ninja/status/751948732283834368

6:40 p.m. – Headed to Basilica Block Party

The group of demonstrators demanding justice for Philando Castile arrived at the gates of Basilica Block Party near the Basilica of St. Mary Saturday evening.

Video footage and photos posted to Twitter show the group coming to a halt outside of the event. They were met by police who secured the gates as demonstrators peacefully chanted and showed their signs.

https://twitter.com/MMLillie/status/751929498782797824

https://twitter.com/JAugustineKSTP

https://twitter.com/UR_Ninja/status/751926167553372160

5:30 p.m. – Hundreds march downtown

More than an hour after gathering in Loring Park, over 100 demonstrators took to the streets of Minneapolis, blocking traffic while carrying signs and demanding officers be prosecuted for the shooting.

https://twitter.com/MikeSpangenberg/status/751910846620528640

https://twitter.com/UR_Ninja/status/751912883043373056

The protesters marched down Hennepin Avenue – at one point, the group laid down in the streets at the intersection of Hennepin and 9th.

https://twitter.com/MMLillie/status/751915781202534400

https://twitter.com/ninamoini/status/751916121805033472

But video footage shows the drivers of the vehicles weren't all upset. Several showed their support for the demonstrators.

https://twitter.com/UR_Ninja/status/751918842855710720

4 p.m. – The rally starts

Saturday's rally started at 4 p.m. in the Loring Park area.

The Facebook event says demonstrators are rallying for "Peace in the Streets," and wearing red as a symbol of the blood shed this week in the shootings of Philando Castile and two young children.

https://twitter.com/HeidiWigdahl/status/751888962419957760

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