The PJ Tatler

#BlackLivesMatter Obstructs Minneapolis Transit

Taking advantage of the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown along with fresh violence in Ferguson, Missouri, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and something called the Black Liberation Project staged a sympathy protest in the Twin Cities.

From the local NBC affiliate KARE 11:

At one point during the “Shut it Down” demonstration, the group blocked the Metro Transit Green Line on University Avenue. Demonstrators also held a “die in” during a moment of silence to remember Brown.

Organizers of Black Lives Matter protests continue to portray their actions as “peaceful” and “non-violent” despite acting illegally and in violation of others’ rights. The “non-violent” label remains dutifully echoed by most media outlets, as if obstructing traffic harms no one and is a legitimate form of political expression.