Law enforcement and commuters were equally baffled this morning by a #BlackLivesMatter demonstration that saw Interstate 93 blocked in Milton and Medford, Mass. Some activists had apparently managed to seal their arms inside 1,200-pound barrels of concrete.
Protestors with arms chained together inside barrel on Rte 83 Milton pic.twitter.com/ORaUqQ7les— Tim Alben (@TimAlben) January 15, 2015
Both northbound and southbound traffic was snarled, and at least 23 protesters were arrested, according to WCVB 5, which quoted participant Katie Seitz on the reason for the obstruction:
“Today, our nonviolent direct action is meant to expose the reality that Boston is a city where white commuters and students use the city and leave, while Black and Brown communities are targeted by police, exploited, and displaced.”