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Video: Minneapolis Political Leaders Ask Anti-Police Protesters to Voluntarily Leave Precinct

December 01, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Minneapolis Political Leaders Ask Anti-Police Protesters to Voluntarily Leave Precinct

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) are calling for protesters of Jamar Clark's shooting to leave the 4th Precinct, saying it is now a safety risk. Mayor Hodges said police officers are getting daily threats and the area has become a hazard for the public.

The mayor said there is no deadline to remove the occupation of the 4th Precinct -- that they are asking people to leave voluntarily, KMSP TV reports.

Speaking at a news conference Monday at the Farview Recreation Center, Hodges emphasized that the city has met the demands of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis. Those demands include an independent investigation and the release of the officers' names. While the mayor wants to clear the 4th Precinct of protesters, she stressed that she wants to keep lines of communication open.

Jamar Clark, 24, was fatally shot by Minneapolis police on Nov. 15. Demonstrators, organized by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, have been camping out at the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct ever since.

Comments (5)

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Darion Redd @ 12/1/2015 4:44 PM

It concerns me why they are trying to meet the demands of these idiots

Bob@Az. @ 12/1/2015 6:16 PM

And I'm sure they'll be just happy to do so. Not. I'm sorry but I for one am damn sick of these insipid gangs threatening LEOs and getting away with it. Any 911 calls from Black neighborhoods should be told to call Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson so the Police won't infringe on the Black Lives Matter goons. And before any idiots come out with the "racist" crap, my six for a long time was Black. Blues, Stay Safe.

ssc1911 @ 12/1/2015 6:46 PM

Ask them to leave, no order them to leave or be arrested. Protestors are creating a hazard to the public, police officers are being threatened and this is acceptable.
Why doesn't BLM protest against its own kind in places like Chicago were black on black killings are far more than cops shooting blacks.

John retired IA PD @ 12/1/2015 8:46 PM

What in the world is wrong with our leaders. They are throwing LEO's under the bus and directing it to back over them. So now BLM is running the City of Minneapolis and it's police department? Do they have a trespass or obstructing a city official ordinance? This is getting crazy. Blues, stay safe.

OK @ 12/2/2015 4:00 AM

A reasonable person wouldn't consider barricades, bonfires and portable toilets as part of a legit "protest".

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