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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Protesters are in front of an office building in the 1300 block of I St. NW. blockingtwo lanes of traffic, say DC police.

Avoid the area if possible. Police suggest drivers use New York Avenue or K Street NW as alternate routes.

Police say the protest started around 7:26 a.m. Wednesday when approximately 50 protesters started on Vermont and I Street near McPherson Square.