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Protest snarls intersection in NE DC

A protest in front of the D.C. offices of the Fraternal Order of Police has led to the blockage of an intersection in Northeast.

WASHINGTON – A protest in front of the D.C. offices of the Fraternal Order of Police led to the blockage of an intersection in Northeast on Wednesday morning.

Demonstrators chained themselves to ladders and railings in front of the building at 328 Massachusetts Ave., Northeast. Clarice McCants, a spokeswoman for the protesters, says the demonstrators represent Black Lives Matter DC, BYP100 and affiliated groups.

“This office is very hidden; no one knows what it is,” McCants said Wednesday, but she calls the police union the force behind measures such as a Blue Lives Matter bill, which provides the possibility of charging those who kill officers with hate crimes.

“We’re here to say ‘No more; not today,'” McCants said.

The protests continued throughout the day Wednesday but is no longer impacting traffic.

WTOP’s Rick McClure contributed to this report.