Activists Hold Protests Across USA

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators recently carried out a series of protests across the United States, causing significant disruptions to travel in major cities. These protests took place in Illinois, California, New York, and the Pacific Northwest, with the demonstrators blocking key roadways and bridges, leading to traffic standstills.

In Chicago, protesters focused their efforts on Interstate 190, leading to O’Hare International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the country. The demonstration started early in the morning, around 7 a.m., and was part of what organizers called a “global economic blockade to free Palestine.”

On the West Coast, the disruptions included the complete shutdown of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, affecting all vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic. Protesters also blocked Interstate 880 in Oakland by chaining themselves to large barrels filled with cement. Similarly, in New York, protesters halted traffic heading into Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge. Further north in Eugene, Oregon, demonstrators briefly shut down Interstate 5, a major highway, which disrupted traffic for about 45 minutes.

The reason behind targeting such significant locations, according to the protesters, was to call for an immediate ceasefire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. These demonstrations are part of a series of anti-war protests that have been occurring regularly since the conflict escalated on October 7.

However, things were handled very differently in Florida. When protestors attempted to block the roadways, police acted immediately.


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