MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - After being cleared out from the 4th Precinct, Black Lives Matter protesters took their message to Minneapolis City Hall. Police tore down the protesters’ encampment outside the police station early Thursday morning. Hours later, hundreds of protesters converged on city hall for what they called an "eviction rally."
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis is still demanding video of Jamar Clark's shooting by Minneapolis police.
Protest underway inside Minneapolis City Hall. pic.twitter.com/MnP4Ua3Htk— jonathan choe (@choefox9) December 3, 2015
MPD officers watching and waiting patiently inside City Hall. pic.twitter.com/kHVf3kOj5r— jonathan choe (@choefox9) December 3, 2015
Protesters emptied out of city hall around 6 p.m. Thursday, then broke into two groups and marched through downtown, disrupting traffic and writing messages of protest on the windows of a bank. The march ended in front of the Police Federation headquarters.
This is what the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis now looks like on University Ave. Courtesy of protestors. pic.twitter.com/FRKp5W9sey— jonathan choe (@choefox9) December 4, 2015
Pretty harsh words. pic.twitter.com/My4cTwDbAk— jonathan choe (@choefox9) December 4, 2015
“Over 300 people showed up today and that shows we have the city behind us and people believe we are really doing the right thing,” rally organizer Mica Grimm said.
Organizers plan to continue protests, but their next step is unclear. Minneapolis police said protesters will no longer be allowed to set up similar encampments or block streets for extended periods of time.