MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A large group of demonstrators took to Interstate 94 in St. Paul to protest a recent death in Ethiopia.
A source told WCCO the group was protesting the recent killing of singer and activist Hachalu Hundessa in Ethiopia that occurred Monday.READ MORE: Daunte Wright Shooting: Demonstrators And Police Clash For 4th Night In Brooklyn Center
Metro Transit said the demonstration shutdown parts of I-94 on the westbound lanes for more than an hour.
Route 94 customers: Due to a demonstration on westbound I-94 buses are detouring and may be delayed. Eastbound Route 94 is on its regular route. Thank you for your patience. -HFREAD MORE: 'These Kids Are Going To Be Traumatized': Residents At Epicenter Of Daunte Wright Protests Feel Powerless
— Metro Transit (@MetroTransitMN) July 1, 2020
The demonstrators have since left the freeway and were seen exiting on Lexington Avenue. Traffic on the westbound lanes has opened back up.MORE NEWS: Daunte Wright Shooting: Fmr. Officer Kim Potter Released From Jail Hours After Arrest For Manslaughter Charges
This is a developing story. Check back with WCCO for updates.