Black Lives Matter (BLM) and anarchist activists snarled traffic on the George Washington Bridge in New York City on Saturday and then confronted police at NYPD’s 34th Precinct on Broadway near W. 183rd St.
Videos posted on social media show people dressed in black — many unmasked — blocking off the road with orange traffic cones and preventing vehicles from entering an eastbound upper level ramp to the bridge.
The head of a local BLM group tweeted the group’s intentions of the protest, which started in the Bronx.
“Roll with us Saturday as we Shut Shit Down,” Hawk Newsome tweeted.
“Say Less. Work More. THEY NEVER SHUT DOWN THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE BEFORE,” Newsome tweeted.
— HAWK NEWSOME 🔥✊🏾🔥 (@IamHawkNewsome) September 10, 2020
Others tweeted about the ongoing