The protest has ended. The Voice will be providing a recap later in the night.

Ithaca, N.Y. – About 125 protesters are blockading Route 13 at State Street Tuesday evening in protests set off by the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

(Jeff Stein/Ithaca Voice)

Several cars turned around, but several drivers honked at the protesters, imploring them to move. However, the group of protesters would not budge and congregated around the cars, restricting their access on at least two occasions.

Ithaca police have set up on Seneca Street, State Street, and east of the intersection where the largest group of protesters is congregated. The marchers began at a rally outside the Tompkins County Courthouse.

(Jeff Stein/Ithaca Voice)

What began as a calm, candlelight vigil escalated when a group of protesters marched into the intersection at North Tioga Street and Court Street.

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Among the chants at the State Street and Route 13 intersections were “the people, united will never be defeated” and “hands up, don’t shoot.”

There will be updates as this story develops.

Kyle Friend

A senior at Cornell University, Kyle covers the affordable housing crisis for the Ithaca Voice. Reach him through e-mail: