‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest Snarls Traffic On Holiday Travel Rush


. SUZIE: GOOD EVENING, I’M SUZIE SUH. JEFF: I’M JEFF VAUGHN, PAT HARVEY AND PAUL MAGERS ARE OFF TONIGHT. WE BEGIN WITH PROTESTERS MAKING A BOLD STATEMENT AND BRINGING THE HOL KAY RUSH TO A STOP ON THE 405. PART OF A NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT BRINGING TRAFFIC TO A STANDSTILL. A LIVE LOOK ON THE 405, IT’S A DIFFERENT STORY THAN JUST A FEW HOURS AGO AS THINGS ARE STARTING TO CLEAR UP THERE. LIVE TO ERICA NOCHLIN FOR MORE ON THE DEVELOPING STORY. ERICA? REPORTER: JEFF, THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY BUSY TRAVEL DAY FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. THEY WANTED PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME TO STOP AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THEY’RE DOING. THE 405 SOUTHBOUND IS BACK OPEN NOW, TAKE YOU TO VIDEO RIGHT THERE ON THE GROUND ON THE 405 EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON AROUND 1:30, THIS IS VIDEO POSTED ONLINE, YOU CAN SEE SEVERAL PROTESTERS FROM BLACK LIVE THES MATTER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FREEWAY WALKING AROUND AND SPRAY PAINTING. LET’S TAKE A LOOK FROM SKY2 EARLIER, SEVERAL POLICE CARS WERE THERE TO GET CONTROL OF THE SITUATION. BEFORE THEY COULD, TRAFFIC CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP, AND AGAIN, A HUGE DEAL TODAY OF ALL DAYS, DUE TO ALL THE TRAVELERS, ESPECIALLY RIGHT HERE AROUND THE AIRPORT. CHECK OUT VIDEO OF GRAFFITI THAT THE PROTESTERS WERE PUTTING RIGHT THERE ON THE PAVEMENT ON THE FREEWAY. TOUGH TO MAKE OUT EXACTLY WHAT IT SAID BUT BLACK LIVES MATTER TOLD US THEY WERE PROTESTING AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT VIOLENCE, HOPING SHOPPERS AND TRAVELERS REMEMBER THE BLACK LIVES LOST AND ARE CALLING FOR POLICY CHANGES. BACK OUT HERE LIVE, CHP DID ARREST ALL OF THE PROTESTERS THAT MADE IT OUT ONTO THE FREEWAY AND HAD TO CALL TOW TRUCKS TO REMOVE THEIR CARS. BLACK LIVES MATTER SAY L.A. IS ONE OF FIVE CITIES WHERE THIS

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