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Protesters shut down I-94 from Hwy. 280 to downtown St. Paul

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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:11 PM
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Protests happening now in Minneapolis.

Some fireworks thrown at police.

A little wild

Protesters shut down I-94 from Hwy. 280 to downtown St. Paul


Marchers protesting the Wednesday night shooting death of Philando Castile by police have blocked part of Interstate 94 west of downtown St. Paul Saturday evening. Traffic was stacked in a thick logjam as early as 7 p.m., with the eastbound lanes mostly unmoving. About 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police and the State Patrol were diverting all traffic off eastbound I-94 at the Lexington Avenue exit, with scant traffic traveling in the opposite direction on westbound I-94. Marchers were refusing police orders to leave the freeway.


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LIVE PROTEST MINNEAPOLIS Black Lives Matter BLM




posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

"This is the PD. This is an unlawful assembly, please disperse immediately or we will be forced to take action."

Ha ha, force, action, gas, batons, stunning...


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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:17 PM
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What does this accomplish?



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:18 PM
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Oh, wonderful.

Maybe someone will slap a police horse.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

These protesters won't know what hit them if they impede my ability to travel freely. They can cry all they want, but don't affect me or we have a problem.


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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:26 PM
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I can see the government shutting down all social media within the next year. They can do that easily by martial law, the laws were just updated recently. They can use terrorists using the internet to communicate also to justify doing this, but I feel if the protests keep coming more and more we will be losing social media and maybe cell phone service in some cities..



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

The government will from now until forever use social media to sway the masses. It has worked, it is working and it will continue to work. They will never shut it down.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:29 PM
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originally posted by: matafuchs
What does this accomplish?





A whole lot more people pissed off for varying reasons ....



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:31 PM
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originally posted by: matafuchs
What does this accomplish?

Shutting down the highway? Diddly effing s#. This crowd though, after having watched the 2 available streams in today's livestream links thread, is out to provoke the cops into reacting, not a damn thing else.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:31 PM
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originally posted by: matafuchs
What does this accomplish?

What does demonstration accomplish?

As long as the people have the right to demonstrate, this is a great country.

We'll see. The cops are geared up for their version of demonstration.


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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Their right to demonstrate should not impede anyone else's right to travel.

The highways and people on them are not what they're angry at.

And you have to wonder how many police calls will go unanswered because the cops have to babysit their butts on the highway?



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Social media is way too important to the government for them to 'shut it down'.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:36 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: intrptr

Their right to demonstrate should not impede anyone else's right to travel.

The highways and people on them are not what they're angry at.

And you have to wonder how many police calls will go unanswered because the cops have to babysit their butts on the highway?


I couldn't agree more.

If they want to lose support then impeding the highway is a great way to piss off us normal folks.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:40 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko


Their right to demonstrate should not impede anyone else's right to travel.

Big deal. Go around.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:40 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: intrptr

Their right to demonstrate should not impede anyone else's right to travel.

Indeed. If someone got pissed enough & floored it, I wouldn't be crying over new organic speedbumps on the highway, this is not a footpath they're on.
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posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:42 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: intrptr

Their right to demonstrate should not impede anyone else's right to travel.

The highways and people on them are not what they're angry at.

And you have to wonder how many police calls will go unanswered because the cops have to babysit their butts on the highway?

If they want to lose support then impeding the highway is a great way to piss off us normal folks.

How "pissed" are you when the police execute unarmed civilians? Peoples commute times are more important... got it.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:43 PM
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Is anyone here over 40? It's a protest. Inconvenience is a way of bringing an issue to light. I'd wager some would prefer a violent action. Something they can REALLY get their teeth into.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:44 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: matafuchs
What does this accomplish?

What does demonstration accomplish?

As long as the people have the right to demonstrate, this is a great country.

We'll see. The cops are geared up for their
version of demonstration.


"Demonstrate" ha..

How are they shutting it down? Are they standing across and blocking the road? Shutting down highways isn't illegal? Do different laws apply when it's a "demonstration"? I don't think this is the first time the group has done this. I wonder where they get the idea for this to be their protesting tactic.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:45 PM
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So the apparent target now is to impede commerce. The same commerce that derives tax dollars to assure most in the black community have food on their tables and a roof over their heads.

Unreal.



posted on Jul, 9 2016 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: paperdoll

Unions do it all the time. I've been on both sides of that. Protesting and slowing things down, and cursing because I had to deliver something to a shop on strike. Why is this different?




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