WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) - Parts of some state highways are back open after demonstrators walked out onto busy roadways.

I-84 in Waterbury has fully reopened after demonstrators walked out onto the roadway, blocking both sides of the highway.

No injuries have been reported.

Waterbury Police say 28 people were arrested in the protests. They have not been processed yet. 

Protesters were seen picking up marked cones that officials had placed on the highway and tossed them off to the side.

State Police say that they had received a report that a protester or more than one protester had climbed onto a tanker truck.

The protesters dispersed peacefully.

I-84 was blocked in both directions for about a half hour, but has since reopened. 

However, there are still delays in the area.

Expect traffic delays in the downtown section of the city due to the ongoing protests.

Part of the northbound side of I-95 in Norwalk was also closed after demonstrators walked out onto the roadway.

They are dispersing peacefully.

Rt. 34 in New Haven was also temporarily closed after demonstrators reportedly walked out on that section of highway as well.

Part of I-95 in New Haven in both directions is back open after protesters made their way onto the roadway. They are now gathering in front of the police department on Union Avenue. 

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(2) comments


That sure showed the world you meant business. What you really should of done was swim across the Connecticut River . That will show them you mean business.


Wow! That many people’s cars broke down on the way to work?

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