Trayvon Martin Protests: 10 Freeway Shut Down in Los Angeles

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/ July 15, 2013

A Trayvon Martin protest took over a highway in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. Some 200 protesters on both bike and foot marched off an exit ramp and directly into speeding traffic, shutting down a main artery for Los Angeles for about 30 minutes. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Protesters took over all five lanes of the eastbound Interstate 10 near the Arlington Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard exits. Police came to the scene by stopping traffic on the westbound side of the 10, and eventually fired rubber bullets at protesters to disperse the crowd, according to some people at the scene. The highway has since reopened.

This protest was one of many held around America the day after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of killing Trayvon Martin on Saturday, July 13.