BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Property damage was reported after protesters involved in the Black Lives Matter movement at Indiana University rallied and blocked traffic for about 30 minutes before dispersing.
The Herald-Times reports protesters Monday night flung themselves in front of cars, banged on hoods and yelled at drivers in Bloomington.
The demonstration started with speakers and a balloon release before hundreds stopped traffic by marching through downtown streets. No arrests were reported.
Protesters were unsatisfied with several issues, including a city police investigation into the 2015 death of Indiana University student Joseph Smedley of Indianapolis, whose drowning death was ruled a suicide. Police say foul play wasn’t suspected in his death.
Video shared on Twitter showed one motorist trying to drive through the crowd.
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