Police

  • Vigil for Police Shooting Victim Shuts Down Interstate

    September 9, 2019
    Richfield, MN – On Sunday evening Interstate 494 was shut down by community members protesting Brian Quinones’ death at the hands of police. Hundreds attended an emotional vigil at the site where Quinones was shot and killed a night earlier. Mothers, children, elders, and neighbors…...
  • Minnesota Police Kill Local Hip Hop Artist After Pursuit

    September 8, 2019
    Richfield, MN – Brian Quinones was shot and killed by police after he exited his car with a short knife on Saturday night. Following a car pursuit across two Minneapolis suburbs, Quinones live streamed to Facebook while driving and captured audio of his death in…...
  • 143 Refugees Arrested as Greek Police Begin Exarcheia Raids

    August 27, 2019
    Athens, Greece – Four squats were raided in a militarized police crackdown in Exarcheia, a heavily anarchist and anti-authoritarian district in Athens. A total of 143 refugees, mostly women and children from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, were detained and forcibly bussed to the…...
  • Justin Teigen Matters: Ten Years Later

    August 18, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – At the age of 24, Justin Teigen took his last breath following an encounter with Saint Paul Police Officers. Multiple narratives have tried to explain the chain of events that resulted in Teigen’s body being found at a recycling center in…...
  • Vigil Marks Three Years Since Police Killed Philando Castile

    July 9, 2019
    Falcon Heights, MN – Three years to the day after the police killing of Philando Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, about 100 people gathered in remembrance. At the site of Castile’s death in a St. Paul suburb, his family was joined by community members,…...
  • Italian Social Center XM24 Supporters Face Down National Agenda to Close Self-Organized Spaces

    June 27, 2019
    Bologna, Italy – The autonomous public space XM24 in Bologna is one of the latest organizations to come under pressure from Italian authorities aiming to evict and disperse them. National politicians such as Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, a leader of the far-right Northern League (Lega…...
  • Killed by Police: Thurman Blevins Remembered One Year Later

    June 23, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot recently sat down with Darlynn Blevins, sister of 31-year-old father of three, Thurman “June” Blevins, who was killed by Minneapolis police after being shot in the back while running down a North Minneapolis alley on June 23, 2018. In the…...
  • Police Fusion Center Tied to Fake Social Media Accounts

    June 4, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot filed a public records request to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for information related to the occupation of the 4th Precinct in 2015 after Jamar Clark was killed by police. The documents we received offer a glimpse into the world…...
  • Touring Activists Build Momentum Toward Climate Justice

    May 8, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Dozens attended a presentation by German climate justice activists on mass mobilizations from the front lines of resistance to climate catastrophe. The event was the second-to-last stop on a U.S. speaking tour organized by Rising Tide North America this past spring. Members…...
  • Cordale Handy Banquet Brings Together Mothers Who’ve Lost Their Sons to Police Killings

    March 16, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – For the second year in a row, mothers from across the United States who have lost their children to police killings take part in a community celebration and remembrance of their lost children’s lives. The 2nd Annual Remembering Cordale Q. Handy…...