Bridge Blockade Backlash: Legal Action Looms For Anti-Israel Activists

By Jennifer Wentworth | Saturday, 20 April 2024 01:45 AM
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San Francisco District Attorney, Brooke Jenkins, has issued a call to individuals who were hindered by anti-Israel demonstrators that caused a shutdown of the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday.

She urged these individuals to report their experiences to the authorities, as they could potentially be victims of false imprisonment and may be eligible for restitution and other victims' rights.

This appeal was made during a press conference held on Tuesday. Jenkins encouraged those affected by the bridge closure to reach out to the Marin Division of the California Highway Patrol either via phone at 415-924-1105 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The District Attorney's office is also considering pressing charges against the 26 activists, who are supporters of Hamas, arrested on the bridge. However, Jenkins stated that additional evidence is required for prosecution.

In a similar incident last month, 78 anti-Israel activists were mandated to pay restitution and engage in community service for obstructing the Bay Bridge in November. Each activist was ordered to compensate every victim who came forward.

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Monday's closure of the Golden Gate Bridge lasted several hours as anti-Israel protesters chained themselves to stationary vehicles and each other, effectively halting traffic. This act was part of a larger, coordinated effort across the United States to protest against Israel's conflict with Hamas terrorists.

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The protests, dubbed the "Coordinated Economic Blockade to Free Palestine," aimed to "secure global trade, and billions of dollars are sent to the Zionist war machine" and to voice opposition against the bombing of terrorists in Yemen.

Demonstrations also took place at the Sea-Tac Airport in Washington, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, and highways leading to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, among other locations across the country.

The protests were announced earlier this month, leading many to question why numerous law enforcement agencies appeared to be caught off guard.

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