Protesters calling themselves members of a black, queer liberation collective managed to close down the Bay Bridge in San Francisco today in a way we haven’t seen before. We’re used to seeing protesters chain themselves together with their arms stuck through pipes (as seen below), but this group managed to park cars across the bridge and thread a chain through the open windows.
We stand with our comrades w/ black.seed who our courageously speaking out against rampant police murders! #96hours pic.twitter.com/wTpLBj1j9q
— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) January 19, 2016
WATCH: Protesters gather on #BayBridge chanting and singing. https://t.co/nxIPBsc30Ihttps://t.co/ce11AWGlfK
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) January 19, 2016
Chained protesters have been arrested, some westbound #traffic on #BayBridge moving. WATCH: https://t.co/hInz2MDdcihttps://t.co/gpjE64Efcn
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) January 19, 2016
@abc7newsBayArea @walterolson Good. This should always be the response. This is illegal, and they should be arrested for it.
— John Drake (@UnmutualOne) January 19, 2016
@abc7newsBayArea @walterolson Should be charged with a count of false imprisonment for each person trapped on the bridge.
— DarkTechObserver (@DarkTechMonitor) January 19, 2016
ABC7 reports that the westbound lanes of the bridge, which were blocked just as the evening rush hour began, are now open.
40-45 people have been arrested on the #baybridge for unlawful assembly. CHP says no force was used to get the protesters off the bridge.
— Ama Daetz (@AmaABC7) January 19, 2016
#mlkday. Protest #ReclaimMLK. #SanFrancisco. #Oakland. Bay bridge pic.twitter.com/rkiNponHSf
— $uperNatural (@JamesSFlowers) January 19, 2016
the group called black queer liberation collective has taken responsibility for Bay Bridge closure https://t.co/CsvfGcLTVf
— Jim Jax Sports/News (@JimJaxMedia) January 19, 2016
According to a statement, the name of the group responsible is Black.Seed, which is a black queer liberation collective, not to be confused with San Francisco’s other black queer liberation collectives. And yes, they did compare their action to the Selma march and presented a list of demands, the first of which is “the immediate divestment of city funds for policing and investment in sustainable, affordable housing so Black, Brown and Indigenous people can remain in their hometowns of Oakland and San Francisco.”
@JimJaxMedia @greggutfeld: Just imagine the names that didn't make the cut. #BlackLivesMatter #BlackQueerLiberationCollective
— MeeZee (@MaryEmBern) January 19, 2016
@MaryEmBern @JimJaxMedia @greggutfeld Breaking: #OscarSoBlackNowBitch has taken responsibility for the Rodeo Drive closure
— Absurd Conspiracies (@ConspiracyMaker) January 19, 2016
@JimJaxMedia @greggutfeld Did it help? Are they liberated?
— Tom Slick (@tomslick17) January 19, 2016
@JimJaxMedia @greggutfeld @rachelswan So now they're pissing off thousands! Good job!! Way to get people on your side dipshits!!
— King Stevens (@zypyxx) January 19, 2016
@JimJaxMedia @greggutfeld Liberal media begins to tie Chris Christie to this, somehow.
— Al Bundy Jr. III (@SexistPig) January 19, 2016
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.
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