saint paul

  • “Divest from Climate Change!” Chase Bank Branch Protested on Opening Day

    November 7, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Chase Bank’s new branch had been open for less than five minutes when two dozen students and activists entered through the front door, just after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5.  They were carrying a banner that read “Chase: Defund Climate…...
  • Decision Rescinded, Police Back Out of Releasing Footage of Brian Quinones’ Killing

    October 25, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – After initially agreeing to release footage of the police killing Brian Quinones, city officials in Edina and Richfield have reversed their decision and will not release the videos. This flip-flop comes after the Quinones family was allowed to view select portions of…...
  • Family to View Footage in Fatal Police Killing This Week

    October 22, 2019
    Richfield, MN – Dash camera footage of the September police killing of Brian Quinones-Rosario was viewed by Brian’s family on Wednesday, October 23. Demands for greater transparency in October City Council meetings have helped move the process forward for the family of Quinones after Brian…...
  • Police Release Body Cam Footage of Ronald Davis’ Killing

    September 25, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Body camera footage of Saint Paul police’s (SPPD) deadly encounter with Ronald Davis was released on Tuesday, September 24. The video shows Ronald Davis running towards the officer with what looks to be a four-inch knife before being shot. On the…...
  • Minnesotans Escalate Calls to Divest from “Virtual Border Wall” Company Elbit

    September 25, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Local organizers have accused the state of Minnesota of “funding the wall” between both the Mexico-USA border and further between Palestine and Israel. Anti-war and migrant justice activists turned up the pressure on Minnesota legislators to divest an estimated $1.25 million…...
  • Man Killed by Saint Paul Police After Rear-Ending a Squad Car

    September 16, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – On Sunday evening, St. Paul police shot and killed a man they say rear-ended a squad car in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. Police say the victim “confronted” the officers after the car collision and “a fight ensued.” Police then shot and…...
  • 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…...
  • Minneapolis Labor History Honored at 85th Anniversary of 1934 Strike

    July 19, 2019
    St. Paul, MN — This weekend in 2019 marks the 85 anniversary of the 1934 Teamsters Strike in Minneapolis, which began when coal drivers were organized to strike through the coldest part of the Minnesota winter by leftist members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.…...
  • Emails Show St. Paul Police Targeted Protest Organizers Seeking Justice for Philando

    December 10, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of emails and messages from St. Paul law enforcement, obtained and now released by Unicorn Riot, show that police were constantly using Facebook surveillance of protesters and interagency cooperation to target specific protest organizers involved with the 2016 ‘Justice Occupation…...
  • Banners Dropped at Super Bowl Media Day

    January 30, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – Two banners were dropped inside the Xcel Energy Center on Monday, January 29, 2018 during Super Bowl LII’s Media Day. The banners read #SBLIIBlackOut and #WeReadyWeComin. They were deployed while thousands of press attempted to ask questions of the New England…...