Demonstrators blocked sections of I-93 North and I-93 South during Thursday morning's rush hour, snarling traffic. The groups were protesting what they call “police and state violence against black people." Here are some photos, via Twitter, of the protests:
#raw RT @cbsboston: RAW VIDEO: Police remove protesters from I-93 in Medford http://t.co/zMyuAl4K0U pic.twitter.com/jRndD8xHsV— Damien Bowman 3.2 (@damiEnbowman) January 15, 2015SAY IT PROUD SAY IT LOUD! Protesters block traffic on I-93 North to Boston. Messages #2EndRacism comes in all forms pic.twitter.com/1OhYna02oR— VEGAN TREATS (@DOOSPK) January 15, 2015Wow! Look what's happening in my hometown while I try to visit mom!
#blacklivesmatter shut down i93 pic.twitter.com/bicJ5bcOlQ— Adam Greenberg (@Pragmactivist99) January 15, 2015Protesters linking arms on I-93 in Medford earlier http://t.co/2xU5OBlCUT pic.twitter.com/vvpfWxXnDH— WBZ Boston News (@cbsboston) January 15, 2015Protestors with arms chained together inside barrel on Rte 83 Milton pic.twitter.com/ORaUqQ7les— Tim Alben (@TimAlben) January 15, 2015As of about 8:30 a.m., two lanes and the HOV lane were open on I-93 North in Milton. http://t.co/odsnP2aB68 pic.twitter.com/CmXqudWF0W— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) January 15, 2015"@BostonGlobe: I-93 protesters attached themselves to heavy barrels, police said http://t.co/M0WRIh0zJc pic.twitter.com/n7PAP0AMJh"— AYSUN GÜVEN (@ZEUSKIZ) January 15, 2015Two lanes are now open on I-93 N in Milton after protests (photo credit Julio Varela) http://t.co/2xU5OBlCUT pic.twitter.com/K5Az3TUJL0— WBZ Boston News (@cbsboston) January 15, 2015The scene on 93 north #Boston pic.twitter.com/gpRQvkbkLg— Scott Eisen (@scotteisenphoto) January 15, 2015The scene on I93 in Milton by the always reliable @nicoczar @MetroBOS pic.twitter.com/UNw5gyYG76— Morgan Rousseau (@MetroMorgan) January 15, 2015LOOK: police try again to saw into the barrel. Sparks everywhere. #BlackLivesMatter #howdisruptive protestor screams pic.twitter.com/amWRGsNaps— Adam Greenberg (@Pragmactivist99) January 15, 2015AMAZING. Pan-Asian, Latino, & white activists shut down Boston morning commute for #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/uJ1M7j9Ku2 via @CuseSpartan— Liza Behrendt (@lizaveta9) January 15, 2015.@frankwcvb: I-93 Protester in Milton being arrested. Drivers yelling from vehicles. Live: http://t.co/0YKDPDNyX0 pic.twitter.com/jediQZVg2R— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) January 15, 2015