After hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters conducted a short protest at the Mall of America in Minnesota, they blindly followed their leaders onto the commuter train and to the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, where they blocked traffic after being turned away by a significant show of force by police.
What’s being called #BlackXmas is now being celebrated on the West Coast, where Black Lives Matter protesters blocked traffic by spray painting the southbound 405 Freeway, near the exit to Los Angeles International Airport.
traffic is at a stand still on the 405 for at least 5 miles because people are SITTING DOWN in the middle of the freeway protesting.
— bozz ✨ (@bellarozzay) December 23, 2015
Black Lives Matter protesters shut down the 405 freeway near LAX so I'm stuck there
— bender (@maritzaluvpizza) December 23, 2015
— Isaías Vélez (@isaiasorozco11) December 23, 2015
— Mark-Anthony Johnson (@FlyEgret) December 23, 2015
Black Lives Matter protesters have shutdown SB lanes of 405 freeway, Century Exit- near LAX (photo grab via Ustream) pic.twitter.com/ayvp265hAM
— Tara Wallis (@tarawallis) December 23, 2015
— Tory Barneson Benoit (@ToryWithaWhy) December 23, 2015
— Josh Kun (@JDKun) December 23, 2015
— Jamilah King (@jamilahking) December 23, 2015
The Los Angeles Times reports that the lanes were closed for only 10 to 15 minutes.