News that doesn't receive the necessary attention.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Catholic Workers and Black Lives Matter Minneapolis block access to Twins home opener-Star Tribune, 4/11/16

4/11/16, "Black Lives Matter Minneapolis stages protest at Twins game," Minneapolis Star Tribune, Randy Furst

"Demonstrators blocked streets and light rail tracks near Target Field."
"Protesters blocked traffic and light rail trains Monday afternoon as the Twins home opener was getting underway at Target Field. The activists from Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Catholic Workers staged demonstrations around the stadium — one blocking traffic on N. 7th Street and Glenwood Avenue and another on the light rail tracks near the Target Field Station.

There were about 30 activists participating in each demonstration. The gathering on N. 7th Street ended when demonstrators left less than 15 minutes after it began.

On the light rail tracks, the activists link"White silence kills"ed arms and chanted. Some carried signs that said  and "Justice 4 Jamar." About 3 p.m. Metro Transit tweeted, "Due to blocked tracks, Blue and Green are unable to serve Target Field Station. Trains continue to serve other stations."

Transit police issued three requests that the demonstrators leave the tracks. When they did not move, police began arresting demonstrators shortly after 3:30 p.m. Twenty-five people were arrested."........

Images above from Star Tribune, 4/11/16. More images at link below:

4/11/16, "Gallery: Black Lives Matters disrupts opening day traffic," Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Members of Black Lives Matters blocked the light rail tracks at during a protest at Target Field on the Minnesota Twins opening day Monday April 11, 2016 in Minneapolis , MN." 


4/11/16, "Teams line up for the Minnesota Twins home opener as two F-16's perform a flyover above Target Field prior to the baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, April 11, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)" Final 4-1, White Sox over Twins


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