Light Rail Service Halted, No Arrests during Protest of Virginia Violence

August 15, 2017 11:10 AM

A crowd protesting recent violence in Virginia moved through Minneapolis Monday, stopping in the heart of downtown Minneapolis where every branch of government intersects.

Protesters told KSTP’s Jay Kolls their message was aimed at racism and what they say is a government that sponsors it.

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Symbolic items burned as protesters denounced the violence that had occurred in Charlottesville.

"We have a problem in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have a problem in Charlottesville, and I would just like for people to know that we're standing here in solidarity with them because we know that they are grieving," King Demetrius Pendleton, a protester, said.

Police monitoring the march said no one, to their knowledge, was arrested and everyone kept things peaceful.

Light rail service outside the city hall was halted as a result of the protest.

A Metro Transit officer said the only reason the light rail’s blue line was shut down was out of precaution; no one threatened anyone on the trains.

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