ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Protesters shut down I-70 in both directions for a half hour during Monday’s evening rush hour. Traffic came to a stand still between 141 and the Blanchette bridge. The act of civil disobedience is part of the anniversary weekend of the shooting of Michael Brown. 63 people were placed under arrest.
Protesters formed a line while holding hands I-70. There were barriers with, “Ferguson is everywhere” written on them. Demonstrators were successful in stopping eight lanes of traffic for about 20 minutes.
One car managed to break through the barrier put up by protesters. Video of the incident has gone viral on Facebook.
The Missouri Highway Patrol broke up the roadblock at around 5:50pm. Protesters could be seen going back to their cars. They were followed by police. There were many arrests in a nearby parking lot.