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How did Gaza protesters stay on Bay Area freeways for so long, and how did CHP remove them?


OAKLAND — Jack hammers, saws and drills were out in force on Interstate 880, but it wasn’t a construction project on Monday: The California Highway Patrol had to figure out how to remove protesters from the freeway who had used large barrels and concrete to try to stay in place.

There were demonstrators doing everything they could to keep the roadway blocked on one side, and a line of angry motorists, fuming at being trapped in traffic, on the other.

As CHP spokesperson Officer Andrew Barclay summed up: “It was a day.”


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