Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Protesters Block George Washington Bridge

This morning a group of ten protesters blocked the eastbound lanes of the George Washington Bridge, which spans the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York City, thus causing traffic delays.  The protesters, whose stated cause was "immigrant rights", carried a banner, chained themselves together, and were later arrested by police.

The last time I checked, blocking traffic was not a right, neither for immigrants nor for native-born American citizens.  In doing so, the protesters appear to have taken a page from Black Lies Matter, or maybe from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Read more at New York Mag, Gothamist, CBS New York, NJ(dot)com and NBC New York.

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