MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party picnic was interrupted by protesters on Saturday.

The protest was led by a conservative, self-described citizen journalist.

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The protesters confronted U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison about domestic violence allegations against him from a former girlfriend.

He has strongly denied those allegations.

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This happened at the barbecue honoring labor workers at Minnehaha Falls Park.

Congressman Ellison currently represents Minnesota’s fifth district but is now running for Minnesota Attorney General.

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Several DFL candidates and Gov. Mark Dayton attended the event.