Protesters Shut Down and Occupy Brooklyn Bridge

UPDATE: Protesters abruptly exited the Brooklyn Bridge at approximately 11 p.m. local time.

According to FNTV, someone was heard saying “we have two minutes to get off the bridge.”


Brooklyn, NY – A group of protesters shut down the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Friday night and intend to occupy it for a yet unknown period of time.

Protests continue to erupt in dozens of major American cities and a group of protesters have now shut down the Brooklyn Bridge.


According to FNTV, protesters chanting “No justice! No peace! F-ck these racist ass police!” marched onto the Brooklyn Bridge at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday night.

The group then held a moment of silence in honor of Breonna Taylor before deciding to occupy the bridge indefinitely, according to the FNTV reporter on the scene.

While the Brooklyn Bridge has restrictions for commercial motor vehicles, Friday night’s takeover of the bridge could inspire copycat incidents in other U.S. cities.

Since the death of George Floyd, hundreds of roads and bridges have been blocked or obstructed during protests.


On Wednesday night, approximately 400 protesters marched onto I-94 East in St. Paul, MN shutting down a stretch of the roadway.

Two crashes and two arrests were reported.

Transportation Nation Network (TNN) has reported extensively on truckers and big rigs being targeted during similar demonstrations in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis.

As tensions remain high, truckers are urged to continue proceeding with extreme caution when navigating into known hot spot areas.

TNN will continue to monitor any major roadway shutdowns.



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