Mt. Lebanon road reopens after protest
A Mt. Lebanon road has reopened to all traffic following a protest, according to police.
Police reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday that protesters were blocking Washington Road at Connor and Gikeson roads on Wednesday afternoon. They advised drivers to avoid the area.
Just after 4 p.m., police reported that the roads had reopened in all directions.
The protestors, about 50 in number, were reportedly protesting the police shooting death of Antwon Rose in East Pittsburgh.
The protest started outside Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning's nearby home, the Trib's news partner, WPXI-TV, reported. The protesters were upset that the officer charged with shooting Rose, Michael Rosfeld, was given a $250,000 unsecured bond, and wanted the judge to change that.
An organizer of the protest told WPXI that their efforts will continue.
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, email@example.com or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.
Protesters are blocking Washington Rd at Connor / Gilkeson. Please avoid the area.— Mt. Lebanon Police (@MtLebanonPolice) July 4, 2018
Washington Rd / Gilkeson Rd / Connor Rd are now reopened to traffic in all directions.— Mt. Lebanon Police (@MtLebanonPolice) July 4, 2018