DPS blocks freeway ramps during anti-fascism protest near I-10 and 16th St.

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A  protest Friday afternoon prompted police and DPS troopers to block the freeway ramps on I-10 and 16th Street.

The "Say No to Fascism" protest got underway in the area at 4 p.m.

It appeared to be peaceful, with demonstrators holding signs and a heavy police presence keeping things orderly.

The crowd later dispersed without incident.

Organizers posted a statement on their Facebook page.

The statement reads, in part: 

"Come gather near the I-10 and 16th St. bridge to say NO TO FASCISM. We will be marching against fascism while also participating in the #GeneralStrike beginning on February 17.

We stand with our MUSLIM brothers and sisters against ISLAMOPHOBIA.
We stand with our BLACK brothers and sisters against POLICE BRUTALITY and proclaim that BLACK LIVES MATTER.
We stand with ALL communities of COLOR against all forms of RACISM.
We stand with FIRST NATIONS, our INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, and with STANDING ROCK, and declare that the DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE, SOUTH MOUNTAIN FREEWAY, and all forms of COLONIZATION will no...t be tolerated.
We stand with the TRANS and QUEER communities against all forms of inequality, HOMOPHOBIA, AND TRANSPHOBIA.
We stand with WOMEN and demand equal treatment, access to healthcare, equal pay, and to SMASH PATRIARCHY AND MISOGYNY.
We stand with WORKERS, the ENVIRONMENT, for UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE, and for all people and communities struggling against OPPRESSION."


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