George Washington Bridge closed by protesters
NEW YORK — Ten protesters laid down on the George Washington Bridge during the Wednesday morning commute, blocking the bridge briefly.
Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico said the seven men and three woman stood in the the middle of the inbound upper level around 8:30 a.m.
Video from the incident posted to Twitter show the protesters chaining themselves together as the held a banner that read "resist, organized, rise up" and demanding "equal rights for immigrants and political power for marginalized communities."
The bridge was closed while police moved the protesters to the sidewalk and reopened the lanes by 9 a.m. Marsico said there were no injuries.
New Jersey Traffic North's Bob Williams said the closure created inbound delays of 90 minutes. NJ Transit said bus service to the GWB bus terminal was delayed by 30 minutes.
The George Washington Bridge opened to traffic 85 years ago this week.
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