The PJ Tatler

Minneapolis Taxi Drivers Borrow Black Lives Matter Protest Tactics

Taxi drivers in Minneapolis are upset with competition from limo services, and they’re demanding that the city do something about it. To drive the point home, they blocked traffic on a major thoroughfare in downtown while meeting with city officials. From CBS Minnesota:

The cabs parked along Fourth Street, outside city hall, blocking traffic for more than an hour as a few representatives met with the mayor’s senior staff.

Why shouldn’t they? They’ve watched as criminal agitators from Black Lives Matter shut down Interstate 35W, trespassed and blockaded commerce at the Mall of America, shut down access to the Minnesota State Fair and blocked transit trains from delivering fans to the Vikings home opener. They’ve watched as none of these criminal acts have resulted in significant prosecution. So why not use the same illegal tactics?