Protesters shut down an interstate at Airport Road on Dec. 24, 2014, in Berkeley, Mo.
Robert Cohen—St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP
By NBC News
December 25, 2014

A small group of demonstrators shut down an interstate highway and marched through the town of Berkeley, Missouri, to protest the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old who authorities said pointed a gun at an officer.

As police in riot gear looked on, protesters held a candlelight vigil before midnight mass at the steps of a local church. Earlier, a group of about 70 people brought traffic on I-170 southbound to a halt at around 7:30 p.m. local time (8:30 p.m. ET) and later marched to the Mobil gas station where Martin was shot…

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