A protest against the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases spilled onto Interstate 35 W just south of downtown Minneapolis Thursday afternoon. The protesters blocked all of the northbound lanes causing traffic backup for miles. The crowd eventually ended up at Minneapolis City Hall.
Thousands packed the People’s Square outside the Government Center in downtown Minneapolis to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin Monday evening. People from across Minnesota came to the rally to support the civil rights prosecution of Zimmerman in a scene similar to rallies being held around the country. For 22-year-old Kyle Mason, the circumstances surrounding the Zimmerman verdict were nothing out of the ordinary. “The recent events of Trayvon Martin really bothered me but they don’t surprise me, which makes it even more bothersome,” Mason said.