Protestors have become a common sight on the streets of Baltimore over the last month. But on Tuesday morning, they took to the highways.
A group led by Rev. Jamal Bryant shut down exits on I-395 during Monday morning’s commute, bringing traffic to a standstill. The group was rallying against construction of a new $30 million juvenile jail that would contain 60 beds to house teenagers charged as adults.
“You mad? We ain’t going no where and neither is traffic until the governor moves juvenile jail off budget!” Bryant wrote on Facebook. He added that the goal of the action was to show what it was like to be black in Baltimore.
— jamalbryant (@jamalhbryant) May 26, 2015
The protestors eventually ended up at the corner of Washington and MLK Blvd.
Their target wasn’t the Baltimore Police Department’s handling of the Freddie Gray case, but the call to Shut It Down rang true to the #BaltimoreUprising.
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