WASHINGTON -- Protesters opposing the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision closed roads around D.C. Monday morning causing delays and frustrating commuters.
The protesters disbanded by about 9:45 a.m. after they blocked streets and caused major delays through D.C. for more than an hour.
This isn’t the first time protesters opposing the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision have snarled traffic in the D.C. area.
On Sunday, protesters blocked traffic on the Southeast-Southwest Freeway of Interstate-395.
The D.C. Department of Transportation reported the highway was closed Sunday afternoon near the 3rd Street Tunnel. Images online showed a line of protesters holding hands, blocking traffic in both directions. Police were on the scene.
The highway was reopened to traffic a short time later.
On Saturday, protesters blocked streets in the busy Georgetown neighborhood and in the Pentagon City area of Arlington County.
The protests remained peaceful and nonviolent.
Also on Monday, protesters plan to demonstrate at the Department of Justice. Protesters opposing the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision from last week plan to meet at the Department of Justice located at 950 Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest at 1:01 p.m.
“On Monday, Dec 1st people around the country will be walking out of their schools and places of work in solidarity with Ferguson communities across the country effected by police violence,” the event’s website says.
Similar demonstrations are planned around the country – including ones in McLean, Virginia, and Baltimore.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protesters blocked traffic in the District of Columbia a third day in a row, this time on the 14th Street Bridge.
Protesters laid in the roadway or stood holding hands and signs during the Monday morning commute. Police were at the scene and put up yellow tape to separate the protesters from stopped traffic.
The protesters are demonstrating against the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision last week declining to indict a white police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenager. They carried signs that read, "Accountability for killer cops" and "Black lives matter."Read more on WTOP.com.
WASHINGTON -- Monday was the third straight day demonstrators inspired by the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have blocked traffic on the streets of the Nation's Capital -- and they threaten to keep it up.
Street-blocking protests are nothing new to Washington, the tactic has been part of demonstrations stretching back generations. But it's a ploy that snarls traffic, slows commerce, and frustrates motorists.
"As a matter of policy we do not discuss our strategic and operational planning," says Officer Araz Alali, a public information officer for the Metropolitan Police Department, declining to provide precise details about how police respond to these types of protests.
However, street-blocking demonstrators are not immediately removed from the street, but are instead given a series of warnings.Read more on WTOP.com.