Bree Newsome, who became a media darling after she scaled the flag pole in front of the South Carolina State House to tear down the Confederate flag (which was coming down anyway), is considered a fresh face in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. As activists joined hands to block I-70 in Ferguson as part of their day of civil disobedience, Newsome was on Twitter to serve up the same tired cliché about the protest.

In other words, having the highway blocked ahead of you gives you some insight into white privilege and what it means to be black in America.

At least one driver felt he or she have done enough reflection on that topic while waiting for traffic to move and broke through the human barrier.

Here’s another angle from right up front.

Is it OK to use the word “thugs” again? The media had said no, but then President Obama used the “T”-word himself, which must mean it’s OK.

Bree Newsome explained that already.

Where are the cops? Right here, hopefully detaining the right people.

Here’s a few more, helping clear the interstate.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.


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