Protesters Who Blocked LA Freeway Are ‘Vessels Of Change’

Seven Black Lives Matter protesters blocked the northbound lanes of the 101 Freeway near Alvarado Street in Los Angeles in 2014 to improve the treatment of black people by law enforcement.

Mar. 18,2016

Protesters who blocked LA freeway

Attorney Caree Harper called seven Black Lives Matter protesters, who blocked lanes of the northbound 101 freeway near Alvarado Street on Nov. 26, 2014, ‘vessels of change.’

She thinks that young activists just wanted to address the issue of police brutality and improve the treatment of people of color by law enforcement in the country. Moreover, she compared them to famous civil rights heroes such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

“You have an unique opportunity to be a witness to these vessels of change,” she told jurors, adding: “Change is coming to Los Angeles.”

Unfortunately, there are some people who don’t support this opinion. Prosecutor Jennifer Wexler said that the protesters should have voiced their opinion in a legal way, without shutting down a freeway.

The activists were arrested and charged with obstructing a thoroughfare and refusing to comply with lawful police orders. Their attorney will give an opening statement after the prosecution concludes its case.

The protests in Los Angeles followed news that a grand jury declined to indict a cop in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri.

The protesters can be punished for exercising their free-speech rights and their non-violent protest. Police officers, who execute people of color, avoid a punishment. This is how justice looks like in our country.

Protesters Who Blocked LA Freeway Are ‘Vessels Of Change’

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