Chicago Protesters Take To Downtown Streets, Cause Traffic Chaos
Congestion, accidents, construction just to name a few.
But Monday night, it was hundreds of protesters flooding onto Michigan Avenue in front of the Art Institute which snarled rush hour downtown traffic according to the Associated Press.
Whether you support the protesters or not, blocking traffic is not only an ineffective way of getting a point across (unless the goal is to anger drivers) but it is also dangerous for people to walk in front of moving vehicles as it could lead to hospitalization or even premature death.
Downtown drivers should be extra vigilant during these protests and watch out for unwary demonstrators walking in front of your car.
Ultimately, one person was arrested according to AP while other media outlets are reporting higher arrest totals.
Here’s the full AP story from St. Louis Today, “Hundreds of protesters take to Chicago streets.”