25 arrested following rush hour protest on Bay Bridge

Traffic on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was brought to a standstill Monday afternoon after protesters chained their cars together across the westbound lanes of the bridge.

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Five cars were involved in the protest, with some displaying signs stating "Black Health Matters" and "Decriminalize Black," the Los Angeles Times reports. A California Highway Patrol officer said that 25 people were booked on misdemeanor counts of unlawful assembly, impeding free passage, and committing a public nuisance, and another officer said about 30 people participated in the demonstration. The lanes were clear by 5:30 p.m., authorities said. The Anti-Police Terror Project said in a statement the protest was organized by Black.Seed, a "black, queer liberation collective."

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