Pro-Palestinian protest at Golden Gate Bridge

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Traffic on both lanes of California’s Golden Gate Bridge has been shut down Monday, the California Highway Patrol tells Fox News Digital, as images emerging from the scene showed anti-Israel protesters holding banners with the messages “Stop the world for Gaza” and “End the siege on Gaza now!”

A similar demonstration has also blocked traffic on Interstate-880 in Oakland.

“Golden Gate Bridge is closed in both directions for an undetermined amount of time,” the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management said in a statement, citing a “civic demonstration.”

CHP PIO Andrew Barclay told Fox News that seven protesters have been removed, and more could be removed. He also said officers are now trying to remove protesters who are chained to their cars and is unsure how long that action will take.

“These protesters are facing multiple charges of which can include, but are not limited to refusal to disperse, blocking traffic, blocking a bridge, which is a specific penal code in CA,” Barclay said. “While they do have the right to protest, the manner in which they are doing it is not only illegal but incredibly dangerous.”

In the Oakland protest, seven demonstrators were attached to concrete barrels that have been placed in the middle of the roadway, according to KRON.

A flag attached to a fence there says “A-15 economic blockade for a Free Palestine.”


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