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Protests Against The Cuban Regime Shut Down Part Of The Palmetto Expressway

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Florida Highway Patrol and Miami-Dade police block Palmetto Expressway northbound traffic Tuesday afternoon as supporters for protesters in Cuba stopped traffic further south on State Road 826.

The Palmetto Expressway was halted in both directions Tuesday afternoon as people showing support for protesters in Cuba marched on the highway. Protests along the route continued into late into the evening.

The stoppage occurred from 1:35 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. between the Southwest 24th Street and 40th Street exits.

Protest blockages spilled off the Palmetto Expressway as well, as Miami-Dade police said they were assisting the Florida Highway Patrol on the roads leading to the Palmetto Expressway, between Southwest Eighth Street and Bird Road, Southwest 40th Street.

Police also reminded people that obstruction road is illegal and that “the expeditious flow of traffic cannot be compromised.”

There were similar demonstrations on Okeechobee Road near Hialeah, in northwest Miami-Dade, as well as in Tamiami Park. There were also several hundred protesters along Northwest 33rd Street near Northwest 91 Avenue in Doral.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

This post has been updated.