Black Lives Matter’s Trans Liberation Tuesday stops traffic

Dozens of demonstrators attending a Black Lives Matter “Trans Liberation Tuesday” protest in D.C.’s Franklin Square blocked traffic in the middle of a busy downtown intersection Tuesday night as they sought to shine a light on the recent rash of homicides of transgender women of color in 2015.

Chanting “Black Trans Lives Matter” and “Say Her Name,” the demonstrators stood in the middle of the intersection of 14th and K Streets NW and literally got in front of cars trying to pass through the intersection. Some were carrying placards or signs while others simply obstructed traffic. One driver tried to escape the intersection, driving through a group of protesters and using his car to push them back before speeding off. Police eventually were able to herd the demonstrators back onto the sidewalk without making any arrests.

Read the full article at Metro Weekly.

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