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Hundreds block Silicon Valley highway over Floyd killing

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) About 300 people protesting the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer temporarily shut down a five-lane section of a highway in San Jose, California, on Friday.

Video footage from KGO-TV around showed vehicles at a virtual standstill on the southbound lanes of U.S. 101 ahead of rush hour during a pandemic that has kept many Californians home.

By 4 p.m. the protesters were headed off the highway.

It came a day after nine people were arrested after rocks were thrown at businesses, vehicles and officers during a Southern California protest stemming from the death of Floyd. 

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The Associated Press

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