Hundreds march in downtown Pittsburgh during protest on Fourth of July

Hundreds march in downtown Pittsburgh during protest on Fourth of July

PITTSBURGH — Hundreds of people marched through downtown Pittsburgh during a protest on the Fourth of July.

The protest started in Market Square around 3 p.m. Saturday. Hundreds of protesters gathered and began marching toward the City-County building on Grant Street before heading toward Liberty Avenue.

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Pittsburgh Public Safety said the crowd stopped at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Grant Street around 4:45 p.m., causing road closures in the area.

After briefly stopping there, police said the protesters then marched down Liberty toward The Point. The crowd stopped at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Commonwealth Place around 5:30 p.m., where a line of police officers blocked off traffic.

About 45 minutes later, the protesters turned around and marched to the intersection of Stanwix Street and Liberty Avenue. The crowd made it back to Market Square at around 7 p.m.

Officials said the protests were peaceful, and no incidents were reported.

Police continued to close roads surrounding the protesters, and rolling closures and delays downtown happened until around 7:15 p.m. as the protest went on.

This comes hours after a group of protesters clashed with supporters of President Donald Trump during a boat rally on the North Shore.

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