As if traveling during the holidays wasn’t already hectic enough, #BlackLivesMatter can’t allow normal everyday people to enjoy their Christmas without first ruining it for them. Check out what they did on these roads and at airports.
Thirty people have been arrested after hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters disrupted holiday travel and shopping in several states Wednesday with protests blocking access roads to airports and shutting down the Mall of America in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Police are out in full force today to ensure smooth Christmas Eve travel a day after the demonstrations led to disruptions.
Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said Thursday that there’s no reason to believe there will be a repeat of protests that led to traffic backups and security checkpoint shutdowns at a secondary terminal Wednesday.
He says eight people were arrested at the airport during the protest that began at the nearby Mall of America. Hogan says six people were cited on trespass charges and released while two were taken into custody on gross misdemeanor charges. There were four protest-related arrests at the mall.
In southern California, a group of protesters shut down the southbound 405 Freeway in Inglewood around 2pm Wednesday to block traffic on the usually traffic clogged highway.
The California Highway Patrol said the group of nine was traveling in three vehicles and stopped near Century Boulevard and Manchester Avenue.
Once stopped, the protesters exited their cars and spray painted the road with slogans and the names of African American victims killed by law enforcement in recent years, KABC reported.
Read more: Daily Mail
Here are pictures of the chaos…