Protesters in Atlanta blocking the Interstate

Published: Jul. 8, 2016 at 9:45 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- (WRDW/WAGT) CNN is reporting protesters in downtown Atlanta have blocked part of Interstate 75/85.

An estimated 2,000 people are marching on a ramp to the interstate following a week of shooting across the country.

Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted a warning to protesters not to block the Connector. That tweet was ignored.

Reed tweeted “If you enter the highway, you endanger your own life, the lives of innocent motorists & the lives of our officers. We are better than that,”

Earlier, he tweeted:

"Today we have had less than ten people arrested during what has been a peaceful protest. We urge anyone protesting not to enter the highway."