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Protesters arrested after blocking traffic on Dan Ryan Expressway

Troopers responded to several pedestrians and cars blocking traffic on the southbound lanes near Garfield Boulevard.

A teen boy, 17, was shot July 5, 2021 in Humbolst Park.
Protesters were arrested May 28, 2021 after blocking traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
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Protesters were arrested as they walked on the Dan Ryan Expressway and blocked traffic Thursday afternoon.

Troopers responded after several pedestrians and cars were reported blocking traffic on the southbound lanes near Garfield Boulevard, Illinois State Police said.

Troopers cleared the cars and pedestrians and took some protesters into custody, state police said.

Details on how many arrests were made were not immediately available. All southbound lanes were reopened about 4 p.m., state police said.