Black Lives Matter protest turns to MSP
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport became the second target of Black Lives Matter protests this afternoon.
After leaving the Mall of America following a short, silent protest, many protesters took light rail trains to the airport.
Police have kept them out of the airport but protesters are now blocking the roadways into Terminals 1 and 2.
Airport spokesperson Pat Hogan said on Wednesday afternoon that officials are working to assess the situation and ensure that travel isn’t disrupted.
“A number of protesters who were at the mall have descended upon the airport,” Hogan said. “We are working right now to try to do what we can to ensure that they don’t interrupt the flow of air traffic, of people trying to get to their family and friends for the holidays.”
Hogan said the airport is a public corporation of the state that does require a permit for protests.
-- Jon Collins, MPR News