Third Evening of Protests in Philadelphia Following Deadly Dallas Sniper Attack on Officers - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Third Evening of Protests in Philadelphia Following Deadly Dallas Sniper Attack on Officers

Two smaller groups met up to make a larger group of protesters in Center City Friday night. NBC10's Brandon Hudson followed the marches and spoke to organizers. (Published Friday, July 8, 2016)

An estimated crowd of 250 activists took to the streets of Philadelphia Friday evening. It was the third evening in a row that protesters marched to protest police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Friday's protest included a group marching in support of police just a day after five officers were gunned down following a peaceful protest in Dallas, Texas.

Another crowd was organized by the same group that marched Wednesday, leading to arrests after protesters blocked I-676 by holding hands and lying on the pavement.

Two separate groups marched from North Philadelphia to City Hall, to South Philadelphia and back with one stopping for a time in front of Police Headquarters to chant.

Around 11 p.m. the crowd blocked streets near 15th and Market. A larger police presence could be seen.

Similar protests happened across the country Friday from Massachusettes to California and Utah to Georgia.

No arrests were reported in Friday's protests in Philadelphia.

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