super bowl

  • Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment, the “Wall of Forgotten Natives”

    August 31, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot walked through the Franklin/Hiawatha Encampment on August 17, 2018. The encampment, or “wall of forgotten natives“, is a tent city of houseless folks, mostly of Native American descent, that’s popped up along the Hiawatha highway noise barrier. We walked and…...
  • 17 Arrested Blockading Light Rail Before Super Bowl LII

    February 5, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Mere hours before the Super Bowl LII kickoff, activists used lockboxes and U-locks to blockade a light rail station just blocks away from the Super Bowl venue, US Bank Stadium. The blockade opened space for Black folks to deliver demands, explain what…...
  • 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…...
  • Super Bowl Protests Continue as Water Protectors March on US Bank

    February 3, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Water Protectors from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and beyond came to Minneapolis to demand that US Bank keep its promise to divest from oil and gas pipelines, including Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline. Unicorn Riot was…...
  • Minneapolis Sex Workers Legal Training Mitigates Super Bowl Crackdown Fears

    February 3, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On January 21th, 2018 Unicorn Riot attended a “Know Your Rights” training conducted by the Minneapolis Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP). The training was aimed at the sex worker community. They hoped to give community members legal tools as fears of police…...
  • Super Bowl Protest: Tackle Corporate Greed

    February 2, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On Friday, February 2, 2018, an action at the Home Depot called on corporations to stop supporting oppressive immigration policies and create better wages and benefits for janitors. The action was titled ‘Super Bowl Protest: Tackle Corporate Greed‘ and organized greatly by …...
  • Police Divestment Activists Blockade Minneapolis Mayor’s Residence During Super Bowl Week

    February 2, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – With Super Bowl LII three days away, dozens of community members blockaded the streets around Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s condo to implore the mayor to divest resources from the police and invest into communities. Protesters dropped a banner that read “Frey, Cops…...
  • 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…...
  • Minneapolis Unrolls Corporate Red Carpet & Largest Security Op for Super Bowl LII

    January 29, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Super Bowl LII and its corporate partners have begun their 10 days of events in and around Minneapolis. The National Guard, federal agencies, and law enforcement from across the country are patrolling festivities in the Twin Cities from January 26th until February…...