OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A number of downtown Oakland transit lines were detoured due to a protest against police brutality that took place in the area on Wednesday evening.

Protesters met at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland around 9 p.m. for the New Year’s Eve march.

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Reports on Twitter suggested somewhere around 100 to 200 people were marching, accompanied by a large police presence.

Police reported the march moved south on Broadway and affected traffic in the area late Wednesday evening. Drivers were advised to find alternate routes.

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A similar protest march took place in San Francisco Wednesday evening at the Embarcadero BART station on Market Street.

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