‘Black Lives Matter’ Protestors Shut Down I-93 In Boston (PHOTOS)

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Activists protesting police violence against black Americans shut down a portion of Interstate 93 on Thursday morning causing major traffic delays, according to Massachusetts State police.

Activists linked arms and chained themselves to barriers to disrupt Boston area commuters at peak hours, the Associted Press reported.

The Boston chapter of Black Lives Matter reportedly organized the demonstration. The group said on its Facebook page that their purpose was to raise awareness of ‘‘police and state violence against Black people.’’

Police told the AP that the protests succesfully blocked Interstate 93 north at East Milton Square south of the city, and I-93 south at Mystic Avenue north of the city.