WINSTON-SALEM – The protests, disruptions, demands, and general petulance — all fueled by a political movement to send the nation into chaos — continues to roll on across the country. While the actual riots have subsided in North Carolina, the fools remain.
A group of protesters blocked all traffic on Interstate 40 near Winston-Salem on Tuesday night to protest the murder of George Floyd.
I-40 in Winston-Salem is closing in both directions between Peters Creek Parkway and Stratford Road, due to protest/police activity
— NCDOT I-40 (@NCDOT_I40) June 10, 2020
From Winston-Salem Journal:
“[…] Kennadi McCoy, speaking to the protesters in front of the Target, said that people can’t refuse to take sides:
“There are people inside this Target who are not fighting with us,” she said. “When you are not here with us, you are against us. You are either with us or with the establishment. You cannot straddle the fence.”
From the Target store, protesters made their way back up Hanes Mall Boulevard toward Stratford Road, where they turned north and — to the apparent surprise of police, who quickly scrambled their cruisers — turned left onto the ramp that leads from Stratford Road to eastbound Interstate 40.
There, protesters made their way east, as law enforcement officers shut down east- and westbound lanes.
At one point word was passed that some protesters intended to march as far east as Peters Creek Parkway, but that didn’t happen. Instead, they made their way from I-40 back to Hanes Mall Boulevard, marching up that street to once more march along Stratford Road.
Around 9:15 p.m., that protest broke up in the Hanes Mall parking lot. […]”
Expect more of this, especially as the vague demands for ‘social justice’ are so ambiguous as to be impossible to actually satisfy. Any move toward addressing calls for reform will be met with new demands, more protests, and more disruptions. Why wouldn’t it? The incentive structure forming is one that rewards such behavior with action toward their agenda.
So, if you use a main thoroughfare around a larger town or city, you might want to go ahead and map out your alternate routes.
Read more about the protesters, and how petulant they’ve become, here.