Free Palestine Eugene protesters disrupt traffic on I-5 and one lane is reopened

Our reporters on scene say the I-5 area is described as chaotic after a group of about 50 people, representing Eugene Free Palestine, marched onto the highway and completely blocked traffic, according to police. the order.

Oregon State Police and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office are on scene, according to authorities. Protesters marched onto I-5 from Harlow Road around 10 a.m. Law enforcement officials believe similar events like this are happening around the world.

Authorities are currently arresting protesters, flagging them for disorderly conduct. LCSO estimates about two dozen people are in custody.

One lane of traffic has been reopened on I-5.

This is a developing story, we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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UPDATE: Our team is live on the scene reporting that one lane of I-5 is currently open after protesters gathered to close the highway.

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) reports that all lanes of southbound Interstate 5 were closed at the intersection with Eugene – Springfield Highway I-105, due to pedestrians protesting on the highway .

Law enforcement is in the area, please be careful.

ODOT advises the public to expect an extended closure and use an alternate route. Watch out for first aiders.

This is a developing story, we will bring you more information as we receive it.

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