Minneapolis Police

  • Minneapolis Park Police Displace Sanctuary Encampment

    July 22, 2020
    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…...
  • Nine Council Members Vow to Disband Minneapolis Police

    June 10, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – In an historic meeting on June 7, 2020, local elected officials promised to dismantle the scandal-ridden Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). Time will tell whether this promise will actually be implemented, or if it was simply convenient political posturing during a popular uprising.…...
  • Rally and March to Defund MPD after George Floyd: Day 12

    June 6, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot covered a march demanding the Minneapolis Police Department is defunded and disbanded. Thousands attended this action led by Black youth – now the 12th straight day of protests and actions in the city after George Floyd was murdered by police.…...
  • Owner Assaulted by Troopers While Protecting His Business

    June 2, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis business owner Louis Hunter was standing in front of his business Saturday night when State Troopers assaulted him and our team in efforts to enforce a city wide curfew. The 8 p.m. curfew was issued Friday evening following days of protests…...
  • Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 7

    June 1, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Extended protests have continued in the Twin Cities and a vigil site has become ensconced in the intersection around the where a black man named George Floyd brutally lost his life to a now-former Minneapolis police officer. The Twin Cities is still…...
  • New Footage Reveals Moments Before George Floyd’s Death

    May 30, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – While unprecedented protests erupt across the nation, new surveillance footage has surfaced online of the moments before the death of George Floyd. The 46-year-old unarmed African American man was accused of forgery before he was killed by Minneapolis Police Officers on May…...
  • Twin Cities Protest Death of George Floyd: Day 3

    May 28, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man…...
  • Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 2

    May 27, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man…...
  • Minneapolis Police Murder Handcuffed Man With Neck-Kneel

    May 26, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – “I can’t breathe” were some of the last words of the latest victim to police terror. Memorial Day in Minneapolis saw the echoing of the same words as Eric Garner before he was killed by police six years earlier. For over eight…...
  • Minneapolis May Day Protest Supports Essential Workers

    May 2, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – An autonomous demonstration on International Workers’ Day broke off from a large ‘Cancel Rent’ caravan to show support for essential workers. Dozens of cars and bicycles drove through downtown Minneapolis in a show of solidarity for striking workers across the world that…...