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Protesters block traffic on Interstate 55 in Memphis after Tyre Nichols video released

The protesters took to the streets shortly after the video was released. Watch the latest here.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Protesters shut down parts of Interstate 55 in Memphis after video was released showing the police beating of Tyre Nichols.

The City of Memphis released several videos Friday evening showing five Memphis police officers beating Nichols. He died three days later. He was 29.

The beating prompted murder charges against the five officers and outrage at the latest instance of police brutality in the U.S. 

A crowd had originally gathered at Martyr's Park, but the gates were closed there.

Shortly after the video's release at 6 p.m., the crowd took to I-55 in downtown Memphis and appeared to be headed towards the Mississippi River Bridge.

Westbound traffic appeared to be stopped as protesters moved down the highway.

There were no immediate reports of damage, and police were in the area.

Protests continued by 9 p.m., with demonstrators vowing to continue until they met with city officials, including the mayor or the police chief. 

The protesters' demands included release of the personnel files of the officers charged in Nichols' death, and the dismantling of the Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in our Neighborhoods (SCORPION) squads.

By 10 p.m., the protest had ended where it began at Martyr's Park.

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