By Joe Simonson
Dozens of protesters in Minneapolis, including members of the Black Lives Matter movement, tried sabotaging the Super Bowl Sunday afternoon by stopping fans from entering the stadium.
At three separate sites, hundreds of protesters tried blocking streets, train tracks, and the stadium entrance before law enforcement forcibly removed them from the various sites.
While the protesters ultimately failed in stopping the 5:30 PM kick off, a number of people faced extended train delays. Police cited 17 individuals for unlawful interference with transit.
Right before the game began, a group of around 200 kneeled in front one of the security checkpoint at the stadium’s entrance, leading to fans pushing and shoving their way past. Police eventually dispersed the group.
Black Lives Matter received support from dozens of other groups, which included local unions, the Anti-War Committee, and Women Against Military Madness. Topics of protests were standard and includes slogans and chants against racism, big corporations, President Donald Trump, and police violence.
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