A march against police brutality is moving through Philadelphia, prompting officials to block lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard.

Outer southbound lanes on Roosevelt Boulevard were closed so the #March2Justice participants could travel safely.

Police were diverting traffic around the several dozen marchers, who are traveling from New York City to Washington, D.C.

The #March2Justice website says the group is pushing for a package of "criminal justice reform legislation that will end racial profiling, demilitarize our police forces, and invest in our communities."

The group also says it is marching in honor of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others, whose deaths have sparked national attention on police-community relations in recent months.

Organizers say the march will stop in cities and towns for rallies along the 250-mile trek.

In Philadelphia, they met with friends of Brandon Tate-Brown, who was fatally shot by police in December, organizer Justice League NYC posted on Twitter.

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