Activists plan rally against racism and greed during Super Bowl
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Activists are announcing plans for a rally against racism and corporate greed at U.S. Bank Stadium Super Bowl Sunday.
The Super Bowl Anti-Racist Anti-Corporation Coalition brought together more than a dozen local community organizations Thursday for their announcement.
They are protesting what they call "racist police brutality" and the "sellout of Minneapolis" to greedy NFL owners and corporate sponsors.
"Last year's football season, players spoke out against racism and police brutality and took a knee inspiring a national conversation that reached beyond football stadiums,” said Daphne Brown of the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar. “Although Trump and the NFL attacked players for speaking out, we support Colin Kaepernick, Michael Bennett, Marshawn Lynch and all athletes from the NFL to local high schools who use their voices to demand justice."
The group will also voice its concerns during a rally at Peavey Park followed by a march to the stadium February 4.