Oscars ceremony is delayed after anti-Israel protesters block route to LA's Dolby Theater

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The Oscars ceremony was delayed by five minutes as Hollywood's biggest stars were forced to abandon their vehicles and walk to the venue after pro-Palestine protesters blocked their route.

Video posted to X, formerly Twitter, showed activists blocking the roads leading to the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles where the 96th Academy Awards are being held on Sunday.

Protesters were seen at the intersection of Highland Avenue and De Longpre Avenue, prompting a line of black Escalades to stop dead in their tracks. 

One protestor displayed a sign reading 'The Oscars sponsored by baby killers,' while another sign read 'Hollywood's silence is violence.'