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Protesters from the BlackLivesMatter group have shut down Boston’s I-93 after several of them arrived in a truck with 1,200 pound barrels filled with cement and began chaining themselves to them.

The Boston police and fire departments arrived around 9:30am EST and began trying to detach protesters from the barrels. The action is part of a broader series of “civil disobedience” that leads up to Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday today.

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This is the first such time CNN has covered one of these demonstrations and can’t help but wonder if it was planned.

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UPDATE: State Troopers are making headway in clearing the road now of protesters…

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UPDATE: Black people aren’t thrilled either…

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UPDATE: Protesters appearing before a judge now

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