Dozens of pro-Palestine protesters descended onto a very busy bridge in Northern California — and at the worst time too … as people were trying to get to work!
Countless demonstrators blocked off traffic and completely halted activity on the upper deck of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge — and they made sure to let everyone know they weren’t going anywhere … with multiple people chaining themselves to one another/to their cars.
Of course, they had megaphones and signage with them … all of which called for a ceasefire between Palestine and Israel, while calling on a pause of U.S. aid to Israel specifically.
Some of the more theatrical protesters even laid out on the ground and threw white sheets over themselves … as a way to reenact/recreate the people being killed in the Middle East. It certainly made a statement — but it’s hard to tell how effective this was, ’cause there were A LOT of angry commuters trying to get in and out of the area for work in the morning.
Not only was traffic backed up to high heaven … but cops eventually landed on the scene and tried to clear the road, which ultimately ended in a ton of arrests (upwards of 50 or so).
Tow trucks were also brought in to clear the protesters’ cars that were completely cutting off lanes — which was necessary seeing how some of the protesters chucked their keys.
In the end … the bridge was finally cleared, but it took a long time and a lot of resources.
What makes this protest extra interesting is the fact that another one all the way across the country happened the night prior in D.C. … right in front of the DNC headquarters, no less. There were police clashes there as well — so these are starting to get a little volatile.