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Montgomery, Alabama — Activists have shut down the Montgomery bus depot, blocking off the street to prevent workers from removing equipment from the depot and threatening the safety of employees.

The Montgomery Public Schools System said in a statement that the depot is “currently being used for testing and equipment that will be used to support future operations.”

“Montgomery Public Schools is working to secure equipment that could be used in future operations,” the statement said.

It was unclear how long the shutdown would last.

Montgomery Mayor Larry Allen issued a statement calling on workers to “stay out of Montgomery.”

Montana Public Schools spokesman Jim Cusick said workers would be allowed to go back to work Wednesday, but the Montgomery Public School District would still need to cancel some classes and move classrooms to a different location.

“We are aware of the planned shutdown, and we will continue to provide the necessary resources to our employees,” Cusik said.