Hundreds of protesters marching to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. have shut down light-rail traffic in St. Paul. Green Line trains and cars were stopped at the intersection of University and Snelling Avenues Monday afternoon as Black Lives Matters protesters started their march to the Capitol.
A number of protesters staged a “die-in” at the state’s official event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy to demand changes to police practices. The protesters also joined hands and held signs bearing messages such as “White Silence = Violence” as politicians such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Keith Ellison, and Sen. Al Franken addressed the crowd.
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The group involved in the protest that partially shut down the Mall of America last month says it’s planning a march as part of a national movement to reclaim the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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A store in Duluth caused an uproar by having a special sale for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A sign at Global Village read “MLK Day sale, 25% off everything black.” The store also posted the sale on Facebook, drawing angry comments from across the country.
Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and tributes for the late civil rights leader were held across the country.
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People across Minnesota are remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events, big and small, will honor the Baptist minister’s work to advance civil rights with nonviolence and his mission of service.
As many celebrate Martin Luther King Day this Monday, several offices and services will be closed.
At STEP, the St. Louis Park Emergency Program, the agency was closed to clients but open to volunteers. Three Minnetonka families were among those volunteering Monday afternoon.