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Minneapolis Park Police Displace Sanctuary Encampment

Minneapolis, MN – On Monday, July 20, dozens of houseless people were displaced and about 20 people were arrested as law enforcement executed an eviction of the eastern portion of a sanctuary tent encampment in Powderhorn Park.
After the raid, Unicorn Riot spoke to community…

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image: a Black woman speaks into a megaphone. She is wearing a fabric mask on her face which is pulled down to allow her speech into the megaphone to be unimpaired. The black fabric mask reads "Guns Down Love Up" -- all the words are white except love is in red. Behind her a protester wearing a mask takes a photo using her smart phone.

Saint Paul Rally Calls for End to Gun Violence

St. Paul, MN – Following the death of George Floyd, community members rallied to end gun violence last Friday amidst an uptick in homicides throughout the Twin Cities. Year-to-date the number of homicides in Minneapolis has nearly doubled.
Marea Perry, mother of a gun violence…

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MN Freedom Fighters Form A Community Safety Net

Minneapolis, MN – An armed security force, the MN Freedom Fighters, are now a regular sight providing security at protests and patrolling Broadway Avenue.
It started via a call out for a community patrol group for the Northside from Minneapolis NAACP’s President, Leslie Redmond, a…

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Federal Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut Down

Fargo, ND – After years of ongoing litigation surrounding the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), today District Judge James Boasberg ordered that the pipeline be shut down and emptied of oil within 30 days. Boasberg’s shutdown order is intended to last until the Army Corps…