SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Four demonstrators were arrested and five vehicles seized after an immigration protest blocked lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday, bringing the morning commute into San Francisco to a halt for more than 30 minutes.
The demonstration — organized by the Bay Area Coalition for Economic Justice and Citizenship for All — used a vehicle caravan to block lanes, calling attention to their demands for change to U.S. immigration policies.
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The caravan halted traffic around 7:20 a.m. and a massive banner reading “Override The Parliamentarian” was stretched across the lanes heading into San Francisco. The California Highway Patrol shut down the lanes heading into Marin as a precaution.
From a flatbed truck, organizers delivered their message via a megaphone and unfurled a banner critical of Vice President Kamala Harris’ handling of immigration policy.
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The CHP said the lanes had been cleared by 7:53 a.m. but by that time the backup into the city stretched for miles into Marin County.
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No other information about the protest was immediately available, but organizers are also planning a noon rally in San Jose.