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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Black Lives Matter Protesters Briefly Shut Down US-101 Near SFO

Posted By on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 1:33 PM

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Protesters affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement are in police custody after briefly shutting down US-101 near San Francisco International Airport earlier today, according to reports.

On Twitter, protesters using the @BLMBAYAREA handle posted photos of women blocking 101 near SFO, with signs reading "Justice for Mario Woods." 

Authorities with the California Highway Patrol and the San Francisco Police Department have yet to confirm the incident, but protesters report that they are currently in custody at the San Francisco Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street — and are in need of bail money.

This shutdown follows others across the country, as activists have set upon the airport in Minneapolis-St Paul as well as the nearby Mall of America. 

This is the first major holiday action taken in the Bay Area since last year's shutdown of the BART system by activists including Oakland's Alicia Garza, who was one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Calls to the CHP and to the SFPD have yet to be returned, but there's plenty of confirmation via Twitter.
We'll update this post when we hear more.
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