Blocking rush hour traffic on a busy metropolitan highway is sure to win people over to your side.
Activists protesting what they call ‘‘police and state violence against black people’’ chained themselves to barriers and blocked a busy Boston area highway at the height of the morning commute.
State police say in response to the Thursday morning protest, they shut down Interstate 93 north at East Milton Square south of the city, and I-93 south at Mystic Avenue north of the city.
These aren’t so-called activists. They’re criminals.
The Boston contingent of Black Lives Matter said in a statement that the protest was intended to ‘‘to confront white complacency in the systemic oppression of black people in Boston.’’
One of the most liberal cities in America, folks. Really winning people over:
— Ralph Duquette (@Coach_Ralph) January 15, 2015
Not to mention, it’s illegal:
#Protest all you want…Do not block hwy, it's illegal. Stopping highway traffic proves nothing. What if an ambulance needs to get by?
— Dustin Fitch (@DustinGFitch) January 15, 2015