12 arrested after highway blocked, ‘BLM’ painted on pavement in Seattle protest

SEATTLE (KIRO/CBS Newspath) — Twelve people were arrested after “BLM” was spray painted on an interstate and the highway was blocked Monday in Seattle.

Northbound I-5 near Yesler Way is Seattle was shut down while Washington State Patrol removed protesters blocking lanes, officials said.

The incident began around 12:30 p.m. PT. The group got onto the freeway and blocked the collector-distributor lanes near Yesler Way.

In video from the scene, the group of people sat with their arms interlocked in a line across all northbound lanes of the highway. Via – CBS 17

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