WARSAW, Ind. (WFFT) -- Three Black Lives Matter protesters marching from Wisconsin to Washington, D.C. were arrested on the side of U.S. Highway 30 Wednesday.
Indiana State Police say the three were intentionally obstructing traffic on the 4-lane highway that has a 60 mph speed limit.
The three are part of a group of about 40 protesters marching for racial equality.
The group is planning to arrive in the nation's capital by Aug. 28 to coincide with the 57th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.s "I Have A Dream" speech.
State Police say the protesters, along with eight support vehicles driving in the right lane, backed up traffic for seven miles. Troopers say some of the pedestrians would also leave the shoulder and walk into the roadway.
Troopers told the marchers they were welcome to walk and drive along the shoulder of the road.
A live video posted on the Facebook account of Frank "Nitty II" Sensabaugh, one of the men arrested, shows the moments leading up to the arrest.
Sensabaugh told the officer the support vehicles provided marchers safety from drivers who threatened them and that traffic could use the left lane to go around them.
After a prolonged discussion in which Sensabaugh asked the officer to speak to his attorney on the phone, troopers arrested he and two others on charges of misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of traffic.
All were taken to the Kosciusko Jail and later released.