Update: Drivers of about 20 trucks in a “slow roll” protest in Chicago had their plans of rolling into the downtown and past Trump Plaza blocked.
The Chicago Tribune reports Illinois State Police and Chicago Police blocked the exits of the Dan Ryan Expressway, prompting the trucks to continue on to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration building in Matteson. Police said it was unsafe to have that many large vehicles downtown and at least one street, Michigan Avenue
Our original story:
The Illinois State Police (ISP) District 15 issued a warning to truckers planning to be part of a “slow roll” protest today in the Chicago area.
A statement on Facebook from District 15 Acting Captain Dominic Chiappini says:
“The Illinois State Police urges all motorists to abide by traffic laws for the safety of all. Traffic backups are a significant contributing cause of traffic crashes, which lead to property damage, personal injury, and possibly death. Though the Illinois State Police respects the rights of citizens to express their opinions in a lawful manner, any planned event designed to intentionally impede normal traffic flow is dangerous to the innocent motoring public. Violators who choose to endanger the public by participating in events that violate Illinois law could potentially be held liable for traffic crashes occurring as a result of their actions and will be subject to the enforcement of applicable laws.”