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‘Black Lives Matter' protestors gather near Hwy 288 in southside Houston

HOUSTON – A Black Lives Matter protest gathered near Highway 288 northbound feeder road Thursday night.

There were about 30 – 40 protesters with the "Black Lives Matter" chapter in Houston, but there were also three to four times the amount of police officers down the road in the area.

Organizers said the purpose was to air out their grievances and protest against police violence not only here Houston, but across the country.

KPRC Channel 2 learned members have been putting the protest together for the last few days by word of mouth, and only recently mentioned it on social media.

We can tell you things are calm out here, but there is certainly police presence.

In fact, police have shut down the feeder road along 288 north, blocks away from where the protest is taking place.