It was a busy summer for BLM protesters, and they love to block highways to ‘raise awareness’. They didn’t expect THIS, though.
BLM protesters want to make sure that you know that they support the rights of black people.
They do this by protesting, impeding the flow of traffic and calling people racist.
It’s got a real kumbaya feel to it. Especially when the ‘protests’ get out of hand and the looting begins.
But these folks weren’t into looting, it was more the ‘impeding traffic’ sort of protest.
These idiots decided to block traffic on a highway, which is not only stupid and dangerous, but also illegal.
Thirteen protesters have been sentenced to five days in jail for illegally blocking traffic on Interstate 95 in Richmond during a Black Lives Matter protest in July.
All 13 demonstrators pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Richmond General District Court as part of a plea agreement…
…“It was rush hour. They put themselves in danger, and they put other people potentially in danger, so we thought that five days in jail was an appropriate punishment,” said Richmond Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Davis Powell, the prosecutor in the cases…
…After activists started a demonstration shortly before 6 p.m. on July 18, about 30 protesters made their way to the southbound lanes of I-95 near the Belvidere Street exit. Protesters held signs and chanted “Black lives matter!” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police!” Nearby, a banner hung from an overpass stating that “black lives matter,” along with a message of support for “queer,” “undocumented” and other people.
Some protesters stood side by side in the roadway and blocked vehicles from passing, causing a major backup on the interstate during rush hour.
By 6:20 p.m., Richmond police were on the scene and, after two warnings to move from the road to the grass, several protesters were handcuffed, according to police.
Those who refused to exit the interstate were charged with being pedestrians on a highway and with impeding the flow of traffic. On Monday, the 13 defendants, all represented by the same attorney, were convicted of obstructing free passage of others, punishable by up to a year in jail plus a $2,500 fine.
Read more: Richmond Times-Dispatch
Here is the list of the 13 that were convicted:
Anthony D. Beck, 24, of Weed, Calif.
Nina B. Cohen, 49, of State College, Pa.
Donna L. Gasapo, 42, of Charlottesville
Julia Griffin, 21, of Sparks Glencoe, Md.
Angelica S. Demarco Jaffe, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Katherine M. Martin, 30, of Alpharetta, Ga.
Sapphyre K. Miria, 37, of Buchanan
Luis A. Oyola, 26, of Charlottesville
Frances Richards, 61, of Charlottesville
Brandon J. Taylor, 21, of Hampton, N.J.
Evan S. Viglietta, 39, of Charlottesville
Ryan L. Whitcomb, 27, of Charlottesville
Whitney Renee Whiting, 32, of Richmond
Note that only one protester was from Richmond, 5 from Charlottesville and the rest from all over the US.
But they don’t bus people in for protests!
A 5-day jail term is pretty light, but it’s a start.
Next time, they should get the maximum of 1 year in jail and a $2,500 fine.