For the third consecutive year, community members gathered at the gates of the Minnesota State Fair to protest against injustices they see in Minnesota and society as a whole.
Protesters first gathered at Hamline Park where a lineup of speakers addressed the crowd of around 60-70 people. The group then left from the north end of the park to march on Snelling Avenue en route to the Minnesota State Fair.
“No fascists, no KKK, no racist USA” echoed through the streets as protesters marched. Police followed behind, lining intersections and rerouting traffic as protesters walked by.
As the state fair was a few blocks away, fair-goers were pushed from the front gate entrance and told by police to walk around. A few gave the middle finger and shouted at the group of protesters.
Shortly after arriving at the front gate, protesters made a circle in the intersection and shut down traffic on both sides of the street. After speakers addressed the crowd, the protesters marched south on Snelling back to Hamline Park where they were met with a mix of angry drivers and people who applauded the march.
At about 2:40 pm protesters arrived back at the park and the protest disbursed.
See more photos from the protest below:
Chris Juhn is a contributing photographer at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.