NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Protesters temporarily shut down a New Haven highway Saturday afternoon, delaying an ambulance that was on the road and forcing workers to perform an emergency medical procedure on a patient.
More than 100 people protesting President Trump’s travel ban blocked Route 34 in New Haven, according to the New Haven Register.
As protesters were being cleared from the road, state police say ambulance workers had to perform a procedure on a critically ill patient in the vehicle instead of at the hospital.
State police say they found the leader of the protest, who immediately ran away, knocking over several of his supporters, before being caught.
Authorities say they used pepper spray on Norman Clement, 66, after he resisted arrest. Clement faces numerous charges including inciting a riot. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.