Driver punched before breaking line of protesters blocking I-70

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – 63 protesters are facing charges for shutting down Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Bridge. They set up barricades then stood in the middle of the highway bringing traffic to a complete stop during Monday evening's rush hour.

Police say the driver of an SUV was sucker punched as she guided her vehicle through the crowd. One protester is seen on video provided by Bommarito Automotive Sky Fox kicking the SUV causing about five thousand dollars worth of damage as others yelled and screamed at the driver.

The protesters are facing misdemeanor charges for disobeying police commands to clear the interstate and for interfering with officers.