A number of Minnesota high school and college students expressed their disappointment with the Ferguson, Missouri outcome by walking out of school. They joined students who staged walkouts in more than 50 cities across the country on Monday.
Hundreds of protesters snarled traffic in Minneapolis Tuesday night as they marched on busy streets and highways. Cars drove through crowds at least twice. One particular incident involving a white van happened on Cedar Avenue South.
For three months, you’ve seen the pictures and the crowds through many a lens. But University of Minnesota sophomore Eric Bauer saw it with his own eyes. “It tugged on my emotions in ways that I didn’t expect at all,” Bauer said. Along with about a dozen others, he made the trek south to Ferguson, Missouri, to stand for Michael Brown, a teenager he never knew.
Two Minneapolis rallies to demonstrate against the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, drew several hundred people on Tuesday, with a scary moment when a car struck one protester and then burst through a pack of other protesters when they quickly surrounded it. Police said a woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
A rally at the University of Minnesota over events in Ferguson, Missouri, is unfolding peacefully. Several hundred people have gathered on the steps of Coffman Union to show solidarity with Michael Brown, the young man black man shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in August. Violence erupted Monday night in Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict Wilson.
The logo and mascot for Washington’s NFL team has been at the center of protests in the past. David Glass of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media is one of the offended sees the name “Redskins” as discriminatory and harmful. “We’re not mascots and its time for the ‘R’ word to go,” Glass said.
A controversial football team is coming to town and not everyone is on board because of their name and mascot.
At a press conference Thursday, the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media announced a rally, called “No Honor In Racism Rally,” which will be held during next week’s Vikings game.
Eduardo Nunez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
The push is growing to raise the minimum wage in Minnesota. Some lawmakers want to pass a bill this session to raise it to $9.50 an hour, but some workers in Minneapolis were rallying for much more Saturday. “I believe workers have a right, have a basic human right to be able to make enough money to raise their families and have safe affordable housing,” Veronica Mendez Moore from Minneapolis said.
Rallies to promote a stronger anti-bullying law in the state are expected to take place in St. Paul and Duluth Monday afternoon.
It’s getting close to crowning some State Champs! Here’s this week’s Radio Rally Rundown from WCCO!
Local Somali leader Abdirizak Bihi will lead an anti-al-Shabaab rally at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brian Coyle Center, sharing the Somali community’s detest for the terrorist group that preys on, and recruits young Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities.
It’s Week 4 of the high school football season and every game is magnified as we get closer to the end of the regular season. It will also finally start to feel like fall football weather with temperatures in the 60s by the end of the week.
We’re already to week 3 of the High School football season. The temps don’t show it but halfway through September means it’s time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Here’s the rundown for Week 3 on the WCCO Radio Rally!
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Chanting “no justice, no peace” a group of a couple of dozen protesters gathered outside the Minneapolis Police Department headquarters on Saturday afternoon. Organizers demand justice for 22-year-old Terrence Franklin who was killed by Minneapolis police in a basement shootout in Uptown back on May 10. Police said Franklin shot and injured two Minneapolis officers.
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.
A rally is planned for downtown Minneapolis to “demand justice” for Trayvon Martin, according to event organizers.
In baseball, there’s nothing we value more than perfection. We celebrate perfect games, no-hitters, and 4-for-4 days at the plate because they are so rare. But perfection is equally rare in the classroom.
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A rally was held Sunday afternoon for concerned citizens pushing to keep mail delivery on Saturdays.
Supporters of stricter gun control laws rallied Monday afternoon at the Minnesota State Capitol, urging the Minnesota legislature to pass all the bills that are before them.
Local groups, supporting new immigration reform plans, came to the state Capitol Wednesday supporting a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Colleen Tronson held a sign on the Capitol steps on Tuesday saying “I had an abortion and I regret it” as part of the anti-abortion rally.
Anti-abortion advocates are rallying on the steps of the Capitol to call for stronger abortion laws in Minnesota.