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ALERT: Potential George Washington Bridge Protest Disruptions Today

New Jersey

By: Richard L. Smith 

Source: Columbia University Public Safety 

Columbia University law enforcement has issued a travel advisory following credible information about a planned protest on the George Washington Bridge scheduled for this morning, Wednesday, May 15. 

The protest aims to disrupt travel and commerce, with potential actions starting as early as 7:00 a.m.

According to the Columbia University travel advisory, a planned demonstration is part of a larger wave of protests related to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

These protests have sparked significant unrest, particularly on college campuses in New York and New Jersey.

Students and activists have been vocal in their opposition to the war, leading to heightened tensions and disruptions throughout the region.

Our RLS Media staff was able to put together the following information if you are headed in that direction or towards the GWB:

Impact on Commuters:

- Timing: Disruptions may start as early as 7:00 a.m., coinciding with the morning rush hour. - Location: George Washington Bridge, a major thoroughfare connecting New York and New Jersey. - Expected Impact: Significant delays or complete closures of the bridge are possible, severely affecting commuters.

Travel Recommendations:

1. Consider Alternate Routes: Plan to use alternate routes to avoid the George Washington Bridge.


Ad 2. Public Transportation: Utilize public transportation options to minimize reliance on the bridge. 3. Monitor Updates: Stay informed by monitoring news and traffic reports closely tomorrow morning. 4. Allow Extra Time: Allocate additional travel time to account for potential delays. 5. Avoid the Area:  If feasible, avoid the George Washington Bridge area during the morning rush hour.

Community Context:

The ongoing protests related to the Israel-Palestine conflict have caused widespread disruptions, particularly on college campuses in NY and NJ.

These demonstrations have led to significant disruptions in daily activities, prompting law enforcement to take precautionary measures to manage the situation effectively.

Authorities emphasize the importance of public cooperation and awareness during this period of heightened tension.

Commuters are advised to remain vigilant, stay informed, and adapt their travel plans as needed to minimize the impact on their schedules.

Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Stay safe and plan accordingly.