Ferguson Protestors Shut Down Interstate 395 Road Into Washington, D.C.
Via NBC DC (source): Protesters are blocking D.C. traffic during a busy post-holiday rush hour to protest a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury’s decision not to charge police officer Darren Wilson with shooting and killing unarmed teen Michael Brown.
The 14th Street Bridge at D Street NW was closed for about an hour Monday morning before the protesters moved to other parts of the city. As of 9:20 a.m., the protest closed 7th Street and Constitution Avenue.
There’s no word on whether any arrests have been made.
Images on Twitter showed a line of protesters interlocked across the road.
After last week’s grand jury decision, D.C. protesters demonstrated peacefully. Monday marked the second day protesters have blocked traffic in the city. On Sunday, they blocked the Southeast/Southwest Freeway near the 3rd Street tunnel, stalling traffic along Interstate 395.
Metropolitan Police said about three dozen demonstrators moved into the road around 12:45 p.m. Sunday, and were advised to move. All but eight moved out of the way. Police said those eight requested to be arrested and were taken into custody. They were charged with blocking passage after being told to move.
During Sunday’s protest, News4 traffic maps showed traffic backed up for a significant distance.
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