Protesters gather at CLE Justice Center

Posted at 3:09 PM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 00:37:25-05

Protesters have gathered at the Cleveland Justice Center in response to the announcement that the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice would not be criminally charged.

Around 40 people gathered at the building's front steps at 3 p.m. Tuesday and the crowd continued to grow — about 150 at 6 p.m. — as they marched through the streets of downtown.

Once they reached the entrance to the Detroit Shoreway at E. 9th Street and Lakeside Drive at around 4 p.m., police blocked them from entering the highway.

The protesters stopped, blocking the intersection for a few minutes before moving on to E. 9th Street and Carnegie Avenue, blocking an entrance ramp to Interstate 90. When police told the crowd that anyone who attempts to get on the freeway will be arrested, they turned around.

So far, the protests have been largely peaceful.

The Cleveland Justice Center told visitors that the majority of the offices inside the building had closed for the day by 3 p.m.

FULL COVERAGE: Tamir Rice Shooting