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Pelosi Staffer Helped Block Washington DC Highway Traffic In #BlackLivesMatter Protest

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter

A congressional staffer for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took part in a Black Lives Matter protest that shut down traffic on I-395 in Washington D.C. Saturday.

Taylor Griffin, who is listed as a press assistant for the California Democrat, posted videos and pictures on social media of the event, which was dubbed Blackout DC.

According to the International Business Times, hundreds of protesters blocked the major highway en route to the Capitol.

As The Blaze first noted, Griffin filmed herself among other protesters walking on the highway between stalled cars chanting “black lives matter.”

Griffin also posed for a picture with Deray McKesson, a professional activist who travels around the country protesting in the aftermath of various police-involved killings.

On a fundraising website, Blackout DC stated its goal was “To pressure the government into responding to and acting on the cry for racial equality while inciting and deploying citizens to join our fight for equality.”

And on its Facebook page, the group said it was looking to hire sign-makers, social media marketers, photographers and graphic designers to help with the event.

Griffin’s LinkedIn profile shows that she has worked as Pelosi’s press assistant since June 2014. Prior to that, she interned for Pelosi in San Francisco between May 2012 and Aug. 2013.

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