On Sep 04, 2020. BLM blocked traffic on Interstate 5 freeway. Washington State patrol wasn’t having it and arrested every single BLM driver illegally blocking the highway.
This isn’t Seattle.
On Friday, a group of BLM “activists” when working on building support for, and creating an understanding of their movement, found out (to their surprise) that State highways are managed by a different set of rules than those in surrounding them cities!
According to people at the scene and the State Police, Washington State Patrol troopers arrested nine people participating in blocking of Interstate Highway 5.
Police action restored an unobstructed flow of traffic but, in effect, disrupted an incredibly uplifting speech by the group’s leader, who strongly urged all the listeners to make themselves independent. Luckily for the speaker, none of the truckers stuck in the blockade took his advice and decided to plow through the barricade to said independence.
This video captures the most exciting moments of this event. I like the part when the state trooper informs dumbfound “protester” that state highway is not a part of the surrounding city and is under state jurisdiction.
Published on Sep 4, 2020, by Lasse Burholt.
It’s not the first time when the group, known as the Morning March, disrupted traffic on a public roadway. Previously, they have stopped traffic on the Ballard Bridge and Highway 99 in Seattle.
On Jul 05, Washington State Patrol announced that it would no longer allow protesters onto I-5 and that anyone who will block the freeway will be arrested. They finally decided to enforce that rule.
Areal shot of State Police clearing the roadway.
UPDATE: Another one blown away by a big YT…
Published on Sep 4, 2020, by USA NEWS.
I need an explanation.
One of the social justice movement leaders (forgot which one) said: that they attempt to build widespread support for their movement. But somehow, I find this difficult to understand how in the name of the…, thing (‘you know, the thing”), blocking highways, or
…Trashing restaurants, or
…Attacking people in the streets because of their political views, or
…Coming to a residential area in the middle of the night and threaten to burn the houses down, or
…Doing all of the above simultaneously, otherwise known as classic peaceful rioting, will build that widespread support for their movement? From where I’m standing, it looks more like an attempt to intimidate people into staying out of the way than reaching out for their support. But what do I know?
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