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    Lives at home with parents, blocks traffic

    Lives at home with parents, blocks traffic

    because #BlackLivesMatter

    Last Thursday protesters exploiting the #BlackLivesMatters movement as an excuse for anarchy blocked traffic on Route 93, a key highway leading into Boston:

    Protesters affiliated with the activist group Black Lives Matter carried out their most audacious and disruptive demonstration yet in the Boston area Thursday, blocking the largest highway into the city, snarling rush-hour traffic, and stopping an ambulance in its tracks.

    In a pair of coordinated surprise actions that angered commuters, the protesters formed human barricades on Interstate 93 north of the city in Medford, and south, in Milton. Some put barrels filled with concrete on the highway and chained themselves to them. Twenty-nine protesters were arrested.

    The well-organized protests were carried out on Martin Luther King’s birthday by activists calling attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police in Missouri and New York.

    The protesters are being prosecuted, more vigorously than usually happens, perhaps because at least two ambulances had to be rerouted due to the traffic jam.

    The local CBS affiliate tracked down a couple of the protesters. (h/t John Cardillo Twitter)

    Like this guy, who was in the Featured Image:

    Part of the story was that they objected to being approached at home.

    But the part I noticed was that at least two of the three protesters whose homes were visited lived at home with their parents.

    Who would have thunk that?

    [Featured Image via Boston Globe Video]


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    Henry Hawkins | January 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

    All the previous punishments are far too weak. I say we should make them get jobs.

    If these people actually managed to think, they’d realize how utterly counter-productive their actions are. Blocking the road will not win friends and allies, it will make enemies. And, blocking ambulances carries with it a reasonably foreseeable risk of causing serious injury or death. They should be prosecuted to the limits of the law for this high risk behavior regardless of their cause.

    Is anybody else kind of worried that they were able to get a large number of cement filled barrels on to the road without anybody noticing and stopping them?

    I mean, they’re BARRELS. Not sneakable. If they can manage that, what happens when someone gets something that’s actually good for offense?

    Bruce Hayden | January 19, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I did like the headline here – makes it obvious that the protesters were unemployed slackers, still supported by their parents, and their protest was keeping the people supporting them from going to/from work.

    Does “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” give anyone ideas how to handle suck protests in the future?

    It would take only 1 or 2 one-armed protesters to put an end to this crap, pronto.

      RickCaird in reply to MrE. | January 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      I was thinking more along the lines of bulldozers to remove the barrels. If these guys wanted to remain attached, so be it. They would only do it once.

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