3 Protesters Arrested for Blocking Traffic on I-40

A slow roll protest on Interstate 40 on Wednesday morning caused a 10-mile backup on a North Carolina interstate– and now three women have been arrested for causing the backup.

Drivers participating in the I-40 protests were asked to slow down to 10 mph at 8:46 am, in observance to the 8 minutes and 46 seconds officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck.

The slow roll protest was supposed to take place from 8:46 am to 9:30 am.

Hundreds of cars showed up to the protest. Traffic through Raleigh came to a crawl.

Three women have been arrested and charged with reckless driving and impeding traffic for their role in the protest.

Three women face charges of reckless driving and impeding traffic by slow speed for their role in a slowdown protest on Interstate 40 Wednesday morning.

Though the protest was scheduled to end at 9:30, by 9:45, traffic came to a standstill.

Three women were arrested and cited with traveling “at such a slows speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic” and operating a motor vehicle “carelessly and heedlessly in willful and anton disregard of the rights and safety of others.” according to their arrest warrants.