Sources within the San Mateo County Jail have confirmed that a group of protesters who blocked access to a freeway off-ramp have been booked at the Maguire Correctional Facility.
The incident took place on Christmas Eve, according to a report by The Daily Journal, noting the now-defendants were part of a Black Lives Matter group. The highway blockage caused quite a few problems for travelers the blocked exit was a connection point to the San Francisco International Airport.
At least one of those involved posted a photo of the protest to Twitter, the article notes; the image showed a group of people holding a banner that demanded justice for a man who was killed by San Francisco Police in early December.
The arrestees have been charged with unlawful assembly, causing a public nuisance and false imprisonment, since the action caused drivers to be stuck inside their cars.
It’s unclear whether the defendants were released on their own recognizance or if they needed to post San Mateo bail bonds in order to be released from custody.
Original article: Eight protesters arrested for blocking Highway 101 off-ramp to SFO