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A roadblock is a temporary installation set up to control or block traffic along a road. The reasons for one could be:

In peaceful circumstances, they are usually installed by the police or road transport authorities; they are also commonly employed during wars and are usually staffed by heavily armed soldiers in that case. During protests and riots, both police and demonstrators sometimes use roadblocks.[1][2]


  1. ^ Who Approves of Those Who Block Roads to Protest in the Americas?
  2. ^ Clearing the Path for Land Rights, One Road Block at a Time: How Peru’s Indigenous Population can Assert Their Land Rights Against Peru’s Government, 1 Global Bus. L. Rev. 229 (2010-2011)

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