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  • Immigrant Children Eulogized at ‘Close The Camps’ Rally

    August 13, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN — Seven children who have died this year in the context of USA immigration detention centers were honored at a public memorial on August 8, 2019. The public memorial was held outside the headquarters of Thrivent, a Christian financial institution accused of making…...
  • Isak Aden: Another Black Life Stolen by Police

    July 22, 2019
    Eagan, MN – Two weeks after 23-year-old Isak Aden was killed by police, over 100 community members took over Eagan’s City Council Chambers in search of justice for Isak. After marching around Eagan’s police station, 18 people spoke passionately to the City Council and Eagan…...
  • Amazon Workers Strike On Prime Day in Shakopee

    July 15, 2019
    Shakopee, MN – Over 100 employees at ‘MSP1’, a large Amazon warehouse in Minnesota, plan a four-hour work stoppage at the peak of business on Amazon’s “Prime Day” sales promotion event. Workers say that demanding quotas and pressure to perform at high speeds causes undue…...
  • Multi-Agency Task Force Prepares “Rules of Engagement” For Line 3 Protests

    February 11, 2019
    MINNESOTA – Unicorn Riot has uncovered documents revealing the creation of a task force stockpiling equipment and training police in preparation for Line 3 pipeline protests across the state. The documents show coordination between various law enforcement agencies from states across the region including Minnesota,…...
  • Survivor-Led Guerrilla Teach-In Highlights Rape Culture in Progressive Spaces

    March 13, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – In April 2017, in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, a direct action took place inside a local progressive cafe. The guerrilla teach-in was conducted in response to cafe management silencing employees who were attempting to center the needs of survivors of sexual…...
  • Youth March Demands ‘Cops Out of Schools’ on Super Bowl Eve

    February 4, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On the day before Super Bowl LII, youth organized and led a march to the home of the chair of the local school board with a series of demands, including an end to employing police inside of Minneapolis Public Schools. Unicorn Riot…...
  • Minneapolis Residents March Against Rape Culture and Fraternities

    September 11, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – On the evening of September 7, 2017, dozens gathered on the University of Minnesota (UMN) Minneapolis campus and marched in an open show of resistance against rape and fraternity culture during the fraternities’ prime recruitment week. Individuals had been invited to gather…...
  • No Verdict Yet In Trial of Officer Yanez for Philando Castile Murder

    June 14, 2017
    St. Paul, MN – A verdict was expected today in the trial of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez for manslaughter. Yanez was charged on November 16, 2016 after he killed 32-year-old African-American Philando Castile by shooting him five times during a traffic stop in…...
  • Reportbacks From the Scarsella Trial (Ten Part Series)

    May 1, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Hennepin County Judge Hilary Caliguiri sentenced white supremacist Allen Scarsella to 182 months for his racially motivated act of domestic terrorism, shooting five unarmed protesters in Minneapolis in November 2015. Scarsella’s trial featured over thirty witnesses and lasted through eleven days of…...
  • Scarsella Trial – Part Ten: Scarsella Guilty of 12 Felonies, Sentenced to 15 Years

    April 27, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – On February 2, 2017 a jury of twelve in Hennepin County, Minnesota found white supremacist Allen Scarsella guilty on all twelve felonies levied against him for his November 2015 racially-motivated shooting. On April 26, 2017, Scarsella was sentenced to 182 months (15…...