12 arrested after blocking Interstate 5 lanes in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Twelve people were arrested and two vehicles were impounded Monday after protesters blocked Interstate 5 in Seattle, the Washington State Patrol reports.
Troopers responded to the scene, in the northbound I-5 collector-distributor lanes near James Street, at about 12:30 p.m. after receiving reports of traffic being blocked by a protest, KOMO-TV reported.
The protesters stopped traffic and quickly caused a long backup past the Interstate 90 interchange, said Trooper Rick Johnson.
All lanes have since reopened.
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