9 arrested in protest blocking lanes on I-5 in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington State Patrol troopers arrested nine people participating in a protest in which vehicles blocked traffic on Interstate 5 through Seattle. The Seattle Times reports nine vehicles were impounded, patrol spokesperson Trooper Rick Johnson wrote on Twitter around 11:15 a.m. Friday. Johnson said he didn’t know details of the reasons for arrest, other than that the group was illegally blocking the freeway, and he didn’t know whether the drivers would be cited and released or booked into jail. The protest group, known as the Morning March, marches nearly every weekday. They have called on Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign and for the city to reallocate funding from Seattle police to Black organizations.