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Marchers have gathered in High Point and Greensboro to protest racial inequality in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Protesters have congregated into large groups in what is expected to be the largest George Floyd protests in the Triad yet. 

9:35 p.m. - Artist Jenna Rice has finished the George Floyd mural after repainting it. 

The mural in downtown Greensboro was defaced.

Credit: Jenna Rice
New George Floyd Mural

8:49 p.m. - I-40 has reopened following a protest on the interstate.

7:30 p.m. - Protesters have shut down a section of I-40. 

Protests along I-40 area

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5:47 p.m. - I-40 is closed from Highway 73 to Wendover Avenue in both directions due to protests.

RELATED: Part of I-40 closed due to protests

5:00 p.m. - A number of stores closed in Greensboro ahead of tonight's curfew. 

RELATED: Businesses close early along W. Wendover Avenue due to protests

4:30 p.m. - High Point police officers signed a banner condemning police brutality at a protest along with citizens. 

The police department also spoke over a loudspeaker condemning police brutality.

4:15 p.m. - Greensboro artist repaints defaced George Floyd mural in downtown Greensboro.

RELATED: George Floyd mural defaced in downtown Greensboro

3:45 p.m. - Protesters enter Sam's Club peacefully to protest and also the Target on Bridford Parkway.

RELATED: Protesters enter Sam's Club peacefully, shut down W. Wendover Avenue

3:00 p.m. - High Point's police chief Kenneth Shultz joined protesters in their march through High Point. 

WFMY News 2 unofficially estimates nearly 2,000 people showed up to join the march, with more joining along the way.

2:30 p.m. - A smaller group of about 40 protesters has gathered at the Costco on W. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro. 

Police have closed down parts of W. Wendover Ave. to accommodate the protest.

2:00 p.m. - Protesters gathering in downtown Greensboro. It is unsure whether the organizers plan to march through the city.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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