Ferguson protest spills on to 101 Freeway in Echo Park [updated]

Nov 26, 2014

ECHO PARK – The CHP is trying to clear Ferguson protesters who have blocked some southbound lanes of the 101 Freeway at Alvarado Street, according to several media accounts. At one point traffic in both directions was blocked for about 20 minutes before the freeway was reopened at about 10 a.m., reports L.A. Now.

Update: Freeway lanes have been reopened but freeway traffic remains backed up in both directions, according to media reports. Protesters are being arrested.

#BlackLivesMatter protesters shut down 101 freeway in #LA during rush hour! #Ferguson

— maytha alhassen (@mayalhassen) November 26, 2014

Update: Police are removing the protesters that caused slowing on the 101 Freeway

— KTLA (@KTLA) November 26, 2014

Why would anyone block the 101? That freeway is always blocked up anyway. Doubt anyone even notices the difference. #Fergusonla

— Justin Robert Purser (@jus10p) November 26, 2014

Here's the #LAtraffic backup on the 101 due to the protests stopping traffic near Alvarado.

— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@myfoxla) November 26, 2014

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