Black Lives Matter March Shuts Down Bridge Between Memphis And Arkansas
Above Photo: by Katie Fretland/Twitter
Black Live Matter protesters marched along Interstate 40 Sunday evening to advocate for the lives taken by police in the last week.
Marchers began the protest in downtown Memphis at 6 p.m. at the FedEx Forum, according to Fox13, but once they began walking on I-40 to the bridge, traffic was shut down.
Hundreds stayed on the bridge, though Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office helped the Memphis Police Department keep the protest nonviolent.
Check out the full video of protest below:
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Protestors are sitting on the bridge in front of a Memphis police car pic.twitter.com/CgngTvPqHC
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