MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A group of students at the University of Minnesota are calling on Gov. Tim Walz to drop the charges against hundreds of protesters arrested on a Twin Cities interstate last week.
The students gathered Sunday outside of Coffman Memorial Union in Minneapolis in reaction to law enforcement citing more than 600 people last Wednesday night after they blocked Interstate 94 near Cedar Avenue.READ MORE: 'What Are The Odds?': Mountain Biker's Life Saved By Off-Duty Doctor On Minnesota Trail
The interstate was shut down for more than five hours after officers from several agencies surrounded protesters, and cited and released them one by one.READ MORE: Minneapolis Man Charged In Conspiracy To Distribute Fentanyl
The group, which was led by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, told WCCO last Wednesday they were demanding a fair election, and were speaking out in support of social justice reforms.MORE NEWS: Kerfoot Canopy Tour Offers A Unique View Of Minnesota's Fall Colors
Students were also asking for community control of campus police during Sunday’s rally.