Twin Cities

  • 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…...
  • 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…...
  • Minneapolis Police Officer Charged with Two Felonies for Reckless Shooting

    February 4, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Officer Efrem Hamilton has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and felony discharge of firearm from a November 19th, 2016 incident where he shot a bullet into a car full of young adults. For more…...
  • Jamar Clark Remembered a Year Later with Balloons & Fireworks

    November 16, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – A large group of community members gathered in North Minneapolis at the site of Jamar Clark’s murder for a candlelight vigil. The vigil lasted two hours and featured speeches, sparklers, fireworks, balloons, and food. Unicorn Riot was live during the proceedings of…...
  • Twin Cities Young Muslim Collective Holds CVE Forum

    November 9, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On Friday, October 28, the Young Muslim Collective (YMC) of the Twin Cities hosted an informational presentation and discussion panel about Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a counter-terrorism initiative of the United States’ Department of Homeland Security. Unicorn Riot was in attendance and…...
  • Controversial Mural Elicits Condemnation, Community Backlash

    October 7, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – Since the University of Minnesota (UMN) Twin Cities’ 2016 Paint The Bridge event, one particular panel on the Washington Avenue bridge has sparked significant controversy. The annual Paint The Bridge event is open to all student groups officially registered with the UMN.…...
  • Twin Cities Anarchist People of Color Engage Militancy Debate

    July 13, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On July 9th, 2016 Black Lives Matter Minneapolis (BLM-Mpls), along with members of other groups and non-group affiliated young people, led a protest march and shutdown of highway I-94 In St Paul, MN to demand justice for Philando Castile. During the shutdown,…...
  • Minneapolis Pushes to Adopt Insurance Amendment for Police

    June 4, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On June 2nd, 2016, concerned citizens with the Committee for Professional Policing formally delivered a large stack of ballot petitions to the City Clerk at the Minneapolis City Hall. After six years, and countless volunteer hours, 12,000 locally gathered signatures are now…...
  • Mayor Betsy Hodges Speech at U of M Campus Disrupted

    May 23, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On Thursday, May 19th, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges speech at the U of M campus was disrupted by members of the Black Liberation Project (BLP). The speaking event was titled “The Opportunity City: Progress Report for Improving Equity in Minneapolis”. Here is…...
  • #Justice4Jamar: Mpls Community Braces for Worst Case Scenario as Decision Looms

    March 27, 2016
    3/30: UnicornRiot is starting live coverage today here. The county attorney is holding a press conference & a rally in Eliot Park is planned later. // Minneapolis, MN – March 26, 2016 “Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail – the whole damn system…...