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.
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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