Ferguson protesters block 14th st bridge in DC

On the 1st of December, Ferguson protesters blocked the 14th st Bridge for about 1/2 hour in AM rush hour. This was the day after a similar protest blocked I-395 on perhaps the busiest travel day of the year. There was one ugly incident involving a motorist in an expensive Mercedes who tried to push through the blockade but was stopped. This was shortly after another motorist was allowed to pass after saying he was going to a dialysis appointment. Apparently letting one car pass made other drivers more aggressive. The line of protesters blocked the bridge until shortly after the cops read out the required 1st of three warnings for a mass arrest, then marched off the bridge.

The blockade was followed by a roving march from the bridge all the way to Chinatown, where a die-in was staged symbolic of the police allowing Michael Brown’s body to lie in the streets for 4 1/2 hours after police officer Darren Wilson shot him.

Protesters are vowing that until there is justice for Michael Brown, until Darren Wilson is held accountable for murder, and until all the killer cops are stopped, there will be no business as usual.

Video of the blockade of the 14th st Bridge

Another angle on the Mercedes whose driver tried to push through the blockade-Youtube

Blocking all lanes of the 14th st bridge-No business as usual!

The driver of the black Mercedes tried to push through the line of protesters after another car with a driver mentionin “dialysis” was permitted to pass

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