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Protesters reject mayor’s call to leave Fourth Precinct

Protesters braving the elements at Fourth Precinct encampment, Nov. 30

During the season’s first snowfall, a female protester using her feet wrote a message in the street with her feet — “Shut it down.” When asked, the young woman told the MSR her three-word demand was about the city’s Fourth Precinct station.

She and other protesters at present aren’t heeding the call of a “coalition” consisting of Mayor Betsy Hodges and 21 others, including U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, former mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, and former City Council member Don Samuels, who on Monday called for the nearly three-week encampment in front of the Northside police station to end.

The group cited safety concerns, including the fact that the block in which the police station is on “has been barricaded, impeding access to emergency vehicles and snow plows,” said a released transcript. Continue Reading →

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Protesters stand ground in North Minneapolis

Adja Gildersleeve

On November 16, at around 5 pm, organizers of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis rallied at the Fourth Precinct to protest the police killing of Jamar Clark. Protesters marched, until they reached 94 West and blocked traffic, where some were pulled from the protest line and arrested. There was a total of 51 arrests, including two journalists. Everyone was booked and released within hours after the demonstration.
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Scholar-activist electrifies students with talk on Black liberation

Dr. Peniel E. Joseph was a big hit with students

Lecture put Black Lives Matter in historical context
Before a captivated room of students and community members at Macalester College November 6, renowned scholar and author Dr. Peniel E. Joseph gave a searing lesson on Black liberation movements in the U.S., touching on everything from slave revolts to Black Lives Matter — all in roughly an hour.

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