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9 protesters arrested after blocking SB I-5 in Seattle

Protesters temporarily blocked all of southbound I-5 at the Ship Canal Bridge in Seattle Friday morning.

SEATTLE — Troopers arrested nine drivers for blocking southbound I-5 at the Ship Canal Bridge Friday morning. 

Several vehicles blocked the freeway for a protest, according to Trooper Rick Johnson. Footage from the freeway showed protesters playing instruments and dancing on I-5. A total of 9 cars were impounded. 

Three lanes reopened by 11:30 a.m. All lanes were open by approximately 12:40 p.m.

The blockade added to already heavy Labor Day traffic heading into the holiday weekend. 

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