A man wearing only boxers and hanging banners from a freeway sign on the 110 in Los Angeles this morning disrupted the commute of one of the country’s largest cities.
#110Fwy Protester continues atop sign on SB 110 shouting anti pollution slogans posing like a bodybuilder and refusing to come down. LAFD airbags deployed below sign. CHP trying to corner man on one end of sign working to get him to surrender.@KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/cSeCiafsCG
— Pete Demetriou (@knxpete) June 27, 2018
Wearing what almost look like snowboarding boots, and sporting only undies, the man began shouting through a bull horn from the sign around eight in the morning, according to reports. His banners had slogans written on them like, “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute,” and “Fight Pollution, Not Each Other.” Right sentiment, wrong place to express those sentiments as police and firefighters surrounded the protester who was clearly not of sound mind as he hung over traffic while commuters raced to get to work.
After authorities had shut down the freeway and brought in an inflatable landing pad, the man somehow talked a crisis team into letting him throw a backflip off the sign (or simply did it without asking). It wasn’t perfect–not great form–but he definitely landed it.