CA: Bay Bridge protesters fully shut down westbound traffic

Source: SFGate

“As world leaders gather in San Francisco for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, protesters calling for an Israel-Hamas cease-fire blocked all westbound lanes east of Treasure Island on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Thursday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP Officer Mark Andrews told SFGATE at 9:15 a.m. that arrests are being made. Traffic remained at a standstill as of 9 a.m., according to KCBS, and Caltrans and CHP are on scene with tow trucks. The activist group Arab Resource and Organizing Center posted images of the protest on social media. ‘@POTUS could end the genocide in #Gaza TODAY,’ a message from AROC read. ‘Instead he’s using our tax $$ to pay for it and hosting cocktail parties in the SF Bay Area.'” [editor’s note: So despite the Potgemkin cleanup attempt, they still get to show Xi “the real city by the Bay” – SAT] (11/16/23)