Apr 16, 2024 - News

Gaza protests disrupt SF, other U.S. cities

kite near golden gate bridge

The Global Kite Flight in Solidarity with Gaza in December. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu via Getty Images

Activists protesting the war in Gaza shut down the Golden Gate Bridge and another major Bay Area highway, I-880, during yesterday morning's commute, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Why it matters: Demonstrations are becoming more disruptive as calls for a ceasefire continue.

Driving the news: Protests over the war in Gaza have ramped up this week in San Francisco and around the country.

  • The action, which you can see video footage of here, was part of a global "economic blockade to free Palestine," which included calls for students to skip school.

Flashback: Activists calling for a Gaza ceasefire blocked all the lanes on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in November.

Zoom out: In Chicago, protesters blocked traffic near O'Hare Airport. Travelers were either turned away or had to walk I-190 by foot to make it to their flights.

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