Protesters march, rally in Minneapolis against hate groups

- Protesters marched throughout the streets in downtown Minneapolis during the Friday evening rush hour as part of a rally against white supremacy and hate.

According to Minneapolis police, the crowd grew to about 300 people. 

A group called the Young Peoples Action Coalition organized the event, called "No Nazis, No KKK, No Racist USA." According to the Facebook event, the rally was part of a national call to action in response to the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia last month. 

The Minneapolis rally started at the Government Plaza and the protesters marched along Hennepin and other downtown streets. The demonstration halted the Metro Transit Blue and Green light rails and some bus routes for about 20 to 30 minutes. Officials are warning there could be residual delays.

Minneapolis police say the crowd plans to end the march at Loring Park.

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