Black Lives Matter protestors on Friday decided to block the I-5 in Seattle, Washington during the rush hour morning commute. Apparently keeping people from going about their daily lives is somehow helpful to their movement.
The Seattle morning march just shut down the southbound I-5 pic.twitter.com/9xEgT99S6u— nathalie graham (@gramsofgnats) September 4, 2020
They were at least nice enough to let someone who needed to go to radiation through.
We are still shut down here: pic.twitter.com/rKcBcu8EZ5— nathalie graham (@gramsofgnats) September 4, 2020
Washington State Patrol showed up to clear the scene. They had to drag one of the protestors out of a car. The worst part, however, is that another protestor called a black officer a "house n****r" because he's a member of law enforcement.
State patrol is here: pic.twitter.com/2IL4As2L9E— nathalie graham (@gramsofgnats) September 4, 2020
She's seen arguing with the same trooper over being allowed to protest on the freeway. As the trooper told her, protestors don't have a right to block traffic on the freeway. Those who were blocking traffic made the argument that they have a right to protest in Seattle. Another trooper said different rules apply to the freeway since it's not technically part of the city.
Some of the chaos from when state patrol arrested protesters. Erica was riding as a passenger with me and was told she was free to go until a different officer said she was “obstructing” pic.twitter.com/qehGiMtnmi— nathalie graham (@gramsofgnats) September 4, 2020
Why is it that African American officers instantly have insults thrown at them? These men and women are simply doing their jobs. They decided to protect their communities and how are they repaid? They're called things like "house n****rs" and "Uncle Toms." No one deserves to be called those names but our men and women in blue especially don't when they're answering the call to serve.