- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - Protesters opposed to a new youth detention center slowed traffic along Interstate 95 through Baltimore as they stopped traffic on a major gateway into the city during the morning rush.

Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman Tamory Winfield says Interstate 395 from I-95 into the city was closed just before 9 a.m. Tuesday for about 45 minutes, leading to delays on I-95.

Authority police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green says police stopped traffic to avoid injuries after about six vehicles stopped on the ramp and people got out. He says the people eventually got back in the vehicles and left. He says there were no arrests and no injuries.

The Rev. Jamal Bryant tweeted photos of stopped traffic and protesters on the ramp, condemning the approval of a $30 million youth detention center.


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