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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Criminal Black Lives Matter in Memphis knowingly endangered at least one infant's life, diverted protest from approved route, jumped barrier, shut down I-40 bridge. Parents with very sick infant were prevented from traveling to hospital. Even after police escort, ambulance forced to travel 25 minutes out of the way. Infant only made it to hospital 'just in time'-WSFA, Memphis, TN

Memphis: "It was scheduled to move through downtown toward National Civil Rights Museum, but instead, protesters diverted the route, jumped a barrier, and shut down the I-40 bridge." Every time you intentionally block traffic, you're causing potential loss of life.

7/11/16, "Family with sick child was stuck on bridge during rally," WSFA.com, Janice Broach, Memphis, TN

"The Memphis Black Lives Matter rally shut down the I-40 bridge Sunday night (7/10)with hundreds of protesters refusing to leave. Traffic could not go across, but paramedic Bobby Harrell with Crittenden EMS was determined to get to a child who was stuck on the bridge with his family.

"We received a call there was a child needing medical attention stuck in traffic up on the bridge and due to the protest going on the bridge the family was not able to get through traffic to get him to Le Bonheur, Harrell said.

A photo shows parents handing the child off to paramedics on the bridge.

"The sheriff's department had to escort us up the wrong way of the interstate to the child," he said.

Harrell said after he had the very sick child in the ambulance, the driver had to go 25 minutes out of the way.

"We had to turn around and come back to West Memphis and cross over at MLK to get over to 55."  

Then from I-55, they headed to Le Bonheur Children's hospital. Harrell said he knew about the protest on the bridge, so he had a contingency plan to take patients to Arkansas hospitals and fly critical patients to Memphis. He didn't plan to end up on the bridge.

"It was kind of tense. I really didn't know what to expect going up there."

Harrell said he got the child to Le Bonheur just in time. The child’s father stayed with the family’s car and was eventually able to get there."


  






Image: "The child being passed to a paramedic," Source: Viewer


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7/10/16, "I-40 bridge reopens following hours-long protest," WMC Action News
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"Black Lives Matter protesters blocked the Interstate 40 bridge for several hours Sunday night.

The protest started in Downtown Memphis around 6 p.m. It was scheduled to move through downtown toward National Civil Rights Museum, but instead, protesters diverted the route, jumped a barrier, and shut down the I-40 bridge.

Traffic remained blocked on Interstate 40 for about four hours."...


Click here to see more pictures from the protest.




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