Protests around country causing increased tension, truckers caught in crossfire

Recent Black Lives Matter protests around the country have been negatively affecting truckers, as semi-trucks caught in the chaos are obvious platforms for angry protesters to climb up upon and vent their frustration.
In this video from ABC15 Atlanta, protesters are shown scaling a semi-truck and stopping it from moving out of fear of injuring the protesters. Livetrucking.com is reporting that similar scenes have occurred in Memphis and Oakland, but that no truckers have thus far been physically injured in the protests.
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Black Lives Matter protests have been sparked by the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile.
Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man from Baton Rouge, Louisiana was fatally shot by two local police officers in circumstances that have prompted an investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice, according to the New York Times.
Philandro Castile, a 32-year-old black man from St. Louis, Missouri was fatally shot by a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer, after his car was pulled over. The incident is being investigated by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, according to the Star Tribune.
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Protests around the country have affected traffic, such as with the Oakland, California protest that started downtown before moving to the I-880 freeway. The freeway had to be shut down for several hours.
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