Anti-Trump protests close I-94 in Mpls.

Protesters shut down Interstate 94

MINNEAPOLIS - Hundreds of people protesting President-elect Donald Trump closed Interstate 94 in Minneapolis Thursday night.

For the second straight night, people upset with the result of Tuesday's election took to the streets. Around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, hundreds gathered outside the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The group started marching around 6:30 p.m.

 

Along the way, the group blocked traffic and gained protesters. The group made its way to the Minnesota GOP headquarters where at least one protester spray painted "F--- Trump" on the outside of the building.

Around 8 p.m., Minneapolis Police say a small group of protesters separated from the large group and began blocking traffic on Interstate 94 at Riverside Avenue. Within minutes, more entered the freeway soon closing both directions of I-94.

Multiple law enforcement agencies quickly worked to re-route traffic and keep protesters safe. The crowd stayed on the freeway chanting and holding signs. Protesters left the freeway around 9:20 p.m. and authorities re-opened I-94 around 9:30 p.m. No injuries or arrests were reported.

On Wednesday, hundreds of anti-Trump protesters gathered at the state capitol in St. Paul. They later marched thought the city streets chanting "Refugees are welcome here," and "Latinos are welcome here." The group also set for to at least one American flag. No injuries or arrests were reported.

Similar demonstrations were held in cities across the country, from New York to Seattle. President-elect Trump took to social media to sound-off in the recent protests.

 

 


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