WILMINGTON, Del. -- Protesters responding to the death of George Floyd earlier this week have marched onto Interstate 95 in Delaware and shut down the nation’s busiest north-south highway.
Delaware State Police issued an advisory Saturday afternoon saying I-95 was shut down both northbound and southbound throughout the city of Wilmington due to “pedestrian foot activity.”
I-95 both north and southbound are currently temporarily closed around the City of Wilmington due to pedestrian foot activity. I-495 is the alternate open route.— Delaware State Police (@DEStatePolice) May 30, 2020
Police suggested using I-495 as an alternate route.
Video from news outlets showed dozen of protesters standing in the highway chanting “no justice, no peace” and “hands up, don’t shoot.”
Protests have occurred throughout the nation in response to Floyd’s death.