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.[[386087361, C]]
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.[[386087281, C]]