Protesters stall traffic on Memphis interstate

Published 10:01 pm Sunday, May 31, 2020

A group of protesters succeeded at getting onto Interstate 55 in Memphis and stalling traffic on the route that leads into neighboring Arkansas.

Officers wearing riot gear blocked the group at first from getting on the lanes of the interstate near downtown Memphis.

But protesters then circumvented the line of officers and made it onto the interstate, walking past vehicles stuck in traffic.

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Some vehicles were honking their horns as the protesters chanted “Black Lives Matter.”