It’s actually FASTER for an ambulance to go through a street with protest people on it than through vehicular traffic!
Makes sense really. People get out of the way of EMS a LOT faster and more easily than cars and trucks can.
I knew empty ambulances are a common crowd dispersion tactic (after all, if they know there’s a blocked street *usually* they can reroute)… but I *didn’t* know this.
That said, I’d get out of the way, but I don’t do protesting.