Activists protesting police brutality chained themselves along a light-rail line carrying ticket holders to the Super Bowl on Sunday, halting trains in both directions.
Metro Transit’s Green Line was shut down a little after 2 p.m., about three hours before kickoff, by a group of about 30 activists at the Stadium Village station. Transit spokesman Howie Padilla said the agency had a contingency plan to get ticket holders to the game on time.
Chinyere Tutashinda, a spokeswoman for the activists, said they were also protesting authorities’ decision to dedicate the city’s two light-rail lines to Super Bowl ticket holders on Sunday. Non-ticket holders had to use buses instead.
Getting sick of these fit throwing fools out in the streets. You see this people..THIS IS WHAT PATRIOTS SHOULD BE DOING IN D.C. At least patriots have a valid reason
Black Lives Matter and several other groups planned two separate events and a march Sunday afternoon. About 300 people had gathered at a park a couple of miles south of U.S. Bank Stadium, and planned a march that would have them arrive at the stadium near 5