MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As President Donald Trump’s speech moved close to the 90-minute mark Thursday night, skirmishes between protesters and Minneapolis Police officers outside Target Center began to heat up in the rain.

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A group of protesters were seen on video lighting up a bonfire with what appeared to be Trump-related baseball caps and apparel.

Police are shown extinguishing the fire, and keeping protesters at bay with chemical spray, bicycles and even horses.

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The president finished speaking at 9:30 p.m., but there remained large groups of protesters along First Avenue near the Target Center for more than an hour afterwards. Protesters had mostly dispersed by 11 p.m.

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