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Protestors Block Freeway 101 Demanding Justice for Andy Lopez
July 12, 2014
Protestors block northbound traffic on freeway 101 in response to district attorney's decision not to charge Sheriff Deputy that killed 13 year old Andy Lopez
In response to the decision from Sonoma County district attorney Jill Ravitch's decision not to prosecute Eric Gelhause, the Sheriff Deputy that killed 13 year old Andy Lopez, protestors assembled in Old Court House Square in Santa Rosa, CA and marched through downtown streets, stopping in intersections to trace themselves in chalk as a reminder that an innocent boy was killed. After the official march was declared to be over, many protestors continued to march in an act of civil disobedience towards Freeway 101, where they blocked an off-ramp and all three northbound lanes of traffic, causing a response from riot police.