Protesters chained to 1200-pound barrels have shut down both directions of I-93 in the Medford-Somerville area of Massachusetts, causing great disruption to the morning commute into Boston.
According to Boston.com, Massachusetts State Police have arrested 17 demonstrators who sought to “disrupt business as usual” and protest police and state violence against minorities.
The protesters have since been removed and police are working to clear up the traffic tie-ups.
MA#traffic the I 93 protesters have attached themselves to 1200 lb barrels. Officials working to clear roadways. Avoid area seek all route
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) January 15, 2015
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