101 freeway at benton way

Police and protestors faced off on the 101 Freeway near Rampart Boulevard on the border of Silver Lake and Echo Park this afternoon.

It appears, based on social media accounts, that law enforcement tried to block protestors from entering the freeway from Rampart Boulevard. But protesters still managed to enter the southbound freeway lanes.

Traffic appeared to be flowing again through the area by 6:45 pm.

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