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TRAFFIC ALERT: Austin police advise drivers to avoid I-35 and downtown area

AUSTIN, TX – Police are advising drivers to avoid the area of Interstate 35 and the downtown Austin area today due to a protest that has spilled onto the roadway, according to KXAN.

The roads have been shut down, and police are aiding with detours as necessary.  US Highway 290 East is also being affected, according to the report.

While official organizers of the event canceled the demonstration against police brutality, protesters still have gathered downtown today.

The demonstrations are in response to the killing of George Floyd while in police custody and were initially organized by the Austin Justice Coalition. The organization canceled the event, however, when it decided it couldn’t guarantee the safety of demonstrators.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, call the Austin personal injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.