Black Lives Matter goes all Hippie in Boston this Morning Stopping Traffic into the City along north and south bound sections of I93. Some wearing adult diapers had chained themselves to barrels filled with concrete, they had expected to be on the roadway for quite a long time.
7News Boston WHDH-TV
An angry Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben spoke about the protests that blocked traffic on Interstate 93 Thursday. "There are consequences you can't even anticipate!"
State police said 29 protesters were arrested for causing "serious risk to public safety." More information is expected to be released at an 11:30 a.m. press conference at state police headquarters.
One person was seen holding a sign that reads "united against racism," and the protesters issued a statement saying they wanted to "disrupt business as usual" and protest "police and state violence against black people" in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
"Today, our nonviolent direct action is meant to expose the reality that Boston is a city where white commuters and students use the city and leave, while Black and Brown communities are targeted by police, exploited, and displaced," said Katie Seitz, one of the activists.
"We must remember, Ferguson is not a faraway Southern city. black men, women and gender-nonconforming people face disproportionately higher risk of profiling, unjust incarceration, and death," added activist Nguyen Thi Minh Thu. "Police violence is everywhere in the United States."
I know what you're thinking ... Who the heck are those doofuses in the green hats claiming to be observers. The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild ... No Link for them. You'll have to Google it.
A Concerned Citizen attempts to find out.
I called MassNLG this morning. The receptionist there directed me to Urszula Masny-Latos, the National Lawyers Guild executive director for the northeast regional office. She's not in. There is no answer at the moment. It's not a thing. Ms Masny-Latos is an Occupy Whatever enabler. I just had a few questions that needed clarification.
By the By, Not a single one of those 29 arrested this AM had a skin tone darker than a sheet of writing paper.