Black Lives Matter Protesters Cause Chaos at Minneapolis Airport
After being shut down at the Mall of America, Black Lives Matter protesters moved to Minneapolis where they continue to make a nuisance out of themselves during one of the busiest travel times of the year.
USA Today reports:
Black Lives Matter protest snarls Minneapolis airport
Several hundred Black Lives Matter activists shut down at least one terminal at the Minneapolis-St.Paul International airport Wednesday for about two hours in an afternoon of protest that began miles away at the huge Mall of America.
At least two people were arrested in a shoving match at the airport, according to KARE-TV reporter Ben Garvin. The protesters not only disrupted rail traffic to the terminals, they blocked the freeway in front of the airport, snarling holiday traffic on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
The protest was aimed at drawing attention to the police shooting last month of Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old black Minneapolis man. Clark died one day after he was shot by officers responding to a complaint of an assault.
Most of the protesters came to Terminal 1 and 2 by light rail from the initial demonstration at the Mall in suburban Bloomington.
In anticipation of demonstrations at the mall, several stores, including a Starbucks and a Barnes and Noble, were closed around the central rotunda. Barricades were also erected on several levels nearby.
at least two detained inside MSP terminal 2, VIDEO pic.twitter.com/PjFUZwLGff
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