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Protesters amass in front of police, GSP at Downtown Connector

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ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Crowds amassed late Friday as a peaceful protest and march left Centennial Park and met with Georgia State Troopers and Atlanta police near the downtown connector in the evening hours.

The confrontation, which remains peaceful at this point, brought hundreds of protestors to the edge of the connector near an exit on Williams Street in downtown Atlanta.

The protest continued as the sun went down with the crowd coming face-to-face with troopers though the crowds began to dissipate.

The move comes after an announcement by Mayor Kasim Reed that anyone who made their way onto the interstate again Friday would face arrest.

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