Protesters shut down the southbound 405 Freeway early Wednesday afternoon, California Highway Patrol Officer Siara Lund told KPCC. It was reopened at 1:49 p.m.
All lanes were blocked, Lund said. The protesters were holding up signs, not letting drivers through and spray-painting the road. The protest was near the Manchester Boulevard and Florence Avenue exit, CHP Officer Peter Bishop told KPCC.
A statement from the protest group Black Lives Matter L.A. said the action was taken in coordination with protesters in five other cities, in protest of incidents they said show “a consistent reiteration of the devaluing of Black life by law enforcement and their supporters.”