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Demonstrations in DC lead to road closures near US Capitol

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Dec 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-07 09:27:55-05

Road closures are expected Tuesday in Washington D.C. as demonstrators set up several rallies near the U.S. Capitol.

The US Capitol police said drivers should anticipate road closures and traffic delays.

According to the Washington Post, multiple organizations will be in the nation's capital, including climate activist group ShutDownDC, CASA, and United We Dream to demonstrate actions on issues including climate, immigration, and racial justice.

The newspaper reported that demonstrations began around 7 a.m. local time, with a go-go band on a flatbed truck at the Potomac Avenue Metro Station.

Police said street blockades would be set up at Fourth Street at Independence Avenue SW, Fourth Street at Massachusetts Avenue NE, Third Street at Pennsylvania Avenue SE, and Fourth Street at Pennsylvania Avenue NW.