“Multiple Organs in Transit for Multiple Patients” Delayed By Pro-Hamas Shutdown Of San Francisco Bay Bridge
“Protesters were lying down with white sheets over their bodies … [and] parked their cars on the bridge and threw their keys into the bay”
Anti-Israel protesters have a long history of shutting down transportation hubs in the United States. As if delaying commuters and travelers in the U.S. somehow hurts Israel.
We have covered several instances of road shutdowns over the years by Black Lives Matters and also a 2015 shutdown of the San Mateo bridge in the Bay Area by anti-Israel protesters:
- Anti-Israel activists block San Mateo Bridge (Update: Caused Car Crashes) (January 2015)
- Anti-Israel San Mateo Bridge blockaders: Police violated our rights! (January 2015)
- Anti-Israel San Mateo Bridge blockaders face misdemeanor charges (March 2015)
It’s an extremely dangerous tactic, as it could delay ambulances and other emergency services. People could die for their stupid stunt.
Today the Bay Bridge in San Francisco (a favorite target) was blockaded:
Arrests under way right now. Watch live: https://t.co/qqSuTtzV6P And, here's how the Bay Bridge shut down began, video from AROC — banners, chants, "casualties" lying on the bridge deck. pic.twitter.com/fhfTf5FYu6
— Dan Noyes (@dannoyes) November 16, 2023
Around 80 protesters have been arrested and cars have been towed after they blocked all westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge Thursday morning.
The protest started around 7:45 a.m. and no cars were able to get into San Francisco for hours. Westbound lanes of the bridge could be seen empty as traffic backed up and all lanes didn’t reopen until just before noon.
Images show cars blocking the lanes on the eastern span of the bridge as the protesters call for a cease-fire in the Middle East.
Protesters were lying down with white sheets over their bodies that said “Stop the genocide.”
They were also holding up large banners that said “Stop the genocide. No US military aid to Israel.”
Originally CHP officials said 50 arrests were made, but the SF Sheriff’s Office updated later that around 80 protesters were cited and released. At least 15 cars were towed as well.
They said that the protesters parked their cars on the bridge and threw their keys into the bay….
UCSF says that multiple organ in transit for multiple transplant patients were delayed amid the massive backup at the Bay Bridge. The hospital says that UCSF staff and transplant patients are also delayed.
CHP said that the protesters were spread throughout the traffic, making it difficult to clear the scene. CHP officers were going car by car to find ones that were abandoned.
UCSF says that multiple organs in transit for multiple patients were delayed amid the massive backup at the Bay Bridge caused by protesters. https://t.co/qbel0b04Or
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) November 16, 2023
"I was really scared."
A mother says she feared the worst while she and her children were stuck on the Bay Bridge during this morning's protest by Pro-Palestinian demonstrators. pic.twitter.com/uO2ooy6erU
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 16, 2023
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