Via Boston Herald:
An ambulance carrying an 83-year-old car crash victim had to be diverted out of a massive I-93 backup — and a Milton ambulance was delayed — after protesters snarled rush-hour traffic, two furious public safety officials said today.
“Obviously their protest has impacted public safety and thankfully for this gentleman his injuries weren’t life-threatening,” Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge said. “I’m sure there were other ambulances out there having the same issues. There are ways of protesting without creating this kind of public safety issue.”
The patient in the ambulance had just been in a serious car crash, Partridge said.
“The gentleman had just been in a car accident and had to be extricated from the vehicle. Obviously, if they were going to the (Boston Medical Center), they must have had some significant injuries,” Partridge said. “They were heading to Boston Medical Center and when they were notified that the highway was shut down they were diverted to Good Samaritan (in Brockton).”
UPDATE: According to the Boston Herald, protesters were wearing adult diapers when they were all taken into custody.