Thousands gathered in the streets of Atlanta tonight to peacefully march in protest of police violence. There were no reported injuries or arrests, though reports indicated tensions were high.
The protesters' march ended face-to-face with police, blocking off Interstate 75 and part of Interstate 85.
Atlanta Street Car service has been suspended due to Black Lives Matter Protest. #ATLtraffic— CBS46 (@cbs46) July 9, 2016
The protesters were responding to the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Before making their way to the highway, they rallied at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, then marched about a mile to the CNN studios.
Programming Note: CBS46 will carry protestors standoff with Police until 10 p.m. pic.twitter.com/iipRpq82y2— CBS46 (@cbs46) July 9, 2016
T.I. joined in the march.
T.I. Protesting In These Atlanta Streets pic.twitter.com/Oian7dMB2k— DurttyBoyz : IG (@TheDurttyBoyz) July 9, 2016
And 2 Chainz was there as well.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed had implored protesters to "stay off the interstates" earlier Friday.
Standoff on da highway pic.twitter.com/zfhKmoJVcg— T.I. (@Tip) July 9, 2016
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.