'Black Lives Matter' Group Planning Protest At MOA SaturdayA protest is in the works that could potentially disrupt a busy final holiday shopping weekend at Mall of America. It's part of the national "Black Lives Matter" movement in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men, including Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Hundreds March In Mpls. For Racial Justice, EqualityStudents with the Million Artist Movement were among the hundreds of people with marched in Minneapolis Saturday in conjunction with the "Day of Resistance" movements around the country. Participants marched from the Federal Reserve Bank to the Government Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, where they held a demonstration.
Another Round Of Protests In Mpls. SundaySunday marked another day of protests in Minneapolis. The protesters are joining a nationwide effort to demonstrate against what they consider police brutality. It follows the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two men who were killed by police officers. In both cases, grand juries reviewed the evidence and did not indict the officers.
Protesters Rally Outside Mpls. Police Station SaturdayTwo days after protesters shut down 35W, they assembled in a quieter way Saturday.
Protesters March To Mpls. City Hall, Bringing I-35W To HaltA protest against the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases spilled onto Interstate 35 W just south of downtown Minneapolis Thursday afternoon. The protesters blocked all of the northbound lanes causing traffic backup for miles. The crowd eventually ended up at Minneapolis City Hall.
2 Cars Drove Through Mpls. Ferguson ProtestsHundreds 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.
Local Activists Reflect On Their Ferguson Experiences, TiesFor 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.
Minneapolis Ferguson Protests Draw Hundreds, Car Hits ProtesterTwo 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.
Peaceful Rally At U Over Ferguson DecisionA 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.
Minnesota Rallies In Wake Of Ferguson DecisionAt least four rallies are planned in Minnesota in the wake of the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri, not to indict officer Darren Wilson and hundreds of students in Minneapolis staged a sit-in to voice their discontent.
Achieving Diversity In Police Ranks No Easy Task When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.