Police advising motorists to avoid Yonge-Dundas area as two protests hit Toronto streets

TORONTO

You might want to avoid driving into the downtown core this afternoon.

Toronto Police are reporting two separate protests on the go.

A crowd of an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 anti-lockdown protesters are gathering at Yonge-Dundas Square this hour.  

Police say they're expected to begin their march around 2 p.m. 

They're expected to head northbound towards Davenport Road.

Police are advising motorists to stay out of the area, as protesters are spilling onto the roadway at Yonge and Dundas.

We're also learning about a second protest of about 500 people.

Constable Laura Brabant says the group is calling for an "end to police brutality in Nigeria".

That group started at Yonge-Dundas Square and have now made their way to Nathan Phillips Square.