Police in Minneapolis have removed protesters who locked themselves across a light-rail line near U.S. Bank Stadium, temporarily halting trains carrying fans to the game.
Activists protesting police brutality chained themselves along the Green Line carrying ticketholders to the Super Bowl on Sunday, stopping trains in both directions.
In a release Sunday afternoon, organizers said Black Lives Matter, the Movement for Black Lives and other groups shut down light rail at “several critical transit lines in Minneapolis” starting about 2:30 p.m. It was unclear how many lines were affected.
“Activists are using this moment to stand with athletes who have protested throughout the past two football seasons calling attention to the murder of Black people by police and to the City of Minneapolis’ banning city residents from using public transit without a Super Bowl ticket,” which organizers said primarily affected people of color, according to the release.
BREAKING=>Black Lives Matter BLOCKS LIGHT RAIL TRAIN to SUPER BOWL STADIUM (VIDEO and PICS)
BLACK LIVES MATTER AND ANTIFA BLOCK TRAINS TO SUPER BOWL IN MINNEAPOLIS–
The protesters are blocking the light rail to US Bank Stadium in Minnesota hours before the Super Bowl.
The protesters chained themselves together to block the light rail to the stadium.
They have chained themselves together to block the light rail station.
They blocked the train.
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