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Group of protesters halt I-35 traffic

MINNEAPOLIS - A group of protesters halted traffic on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis on Thursday. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported that that protest was in response to the two recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers who h...

MINNEAPOLIS - A group of protesters halted traffic on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis on Thursday.

The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported that that protest was in response to the two recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers who had killed black men while on duty.

The group often chanted "I can't breathe," which were Eric Garner's last words before he died in a choke hold from a New York police officer.

The protest began by calling for higher fast food wages at a Burger King, the Star Tribune said.

A statement from Minneapolis police said the department often assists with safe demonstrations and marches.

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"We believe it is very important for the public to be heard as part of the democratic process and we realize the law enforcement community needs public support to be effective. … We ask for everyone's help in maintaining a safe and secure city while respecting private property.”

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