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Trump supporters in car caravans hold up traffic in areas surrounding New York City

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Posted at 6:23 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 08:24:22-05

Supporters of President Donald Trump flooded roadways Sunday in New York and New Jersey, shutting down traffic on expressways and bridges.

With just days to go before the election, caravans of cars flying Trump flags caused a traffic jam on the Garden State Parkway around Cheesequake and Lakewood. Police said the demonstration caused a 5-mile backup on the highway.

In New York, videoes showed parked vehicles filled with Trump supporters on the Mario Cuomo Bridge. A New York State Police spokesperson said no arrests were made and the bridge was never shut down.

Traffic briefly stopped three times during the caravan on the bridge for between approximately two and seven minutes.

Joe Biden denounced disruptive demonstrations by Trump supporters across the country.

"We've never had anything like this. At least we've never had a president who thinks it's a good thing," Biden said.

Biden also denounced the actions of a group of Trump supporters who surrounded a Biden campaign bus in Texas on Friday. The incident prompted frightened Biden campaign staffers to call 911. While the FBI has said it is investigating, Trump said he believes those supporters are "patriots" who "did nothing wrong."

This story was originally published by Aliza Chasan on WPIX in New York City.