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SAINT LOUIS– Approximately 150 protesters blocked a highway near Busch Stadium for 15 minutes around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Police were called to the disturbance, but no arrests were made.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the protesters are with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

BLM, with the St. Louis chapter of Hands Up United and the Organization for Black Struggle held a rally and march earlier in the day.

Several hundred people were in attendance.

Authorities say the protests were peaceful and everyone dispersed from the highway without incident.

After leaving the highway, the protesters continued marching in the streets of downtown St. Louis.