Protesters shut down DC intersection for several hours

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Protesters organizing against racial profiling in the years since 9/11 blocked an intersection in Northwest for several hours on Sunday.

A police presence made sure that the protesters remained unharmed as they stood in each street that faced the intersection of 14th and U streets. The Metropolitan Police Department ultimately closed the intersection.

MPD estimated there were 150 or so protesters, and said that they were not informed of the protest ahead of time.

Protesters apparently told police they were protesting “15 years of injustice” since 9/11.

The protest started at 1:30 p.m. and wrapped up around 4. The intersection re-opened at 3:30.

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