A crowd of protesters demanding a ceasefire in Gaza blocked traffic on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston during the morning commute on Thursday.

State police diverted traffic around the demonstration on the Boston University Bridge as it got underway around 8 a.m. The group, called “If Not Now,” is made up of Jewish Americans and their allies who are calling for the release of hostages and a ceasefire.

The roadblock lasted just over two hours as the group walked up and down the bridge, from the Cambridge side to Commonwealth Avenue, while carrying signs and a banner stating “Jews Say: Ceasefire Now.”

At 10:40 a.m., Massachusetts State Police announced that the protesters had left the bridge and that traffic had resumed.

No arrests were reported.

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