Twin Cities

  • 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…...
  • Justice for Jamar Coalition Prepares for Decision, Defiant of Minneapolis Police Chief Threats

    March 25, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On March 25th, 2016 community members and allies gathered in front of the Minneapolis City Hall to continue to demand Justice for Jamar. Representatives from Minneapolis NAACP, Twin Cities Coalition 4 Justice 4 Jamar, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, Black Clergy United for…...
  • Islamophobia & Anti-Blackness Confronted at #OurThreeBoys Rally

    March 2, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – On February 29th, 2016 a group of youth, the newly organized Young Muslim Collective (YMC), held an #OurThreeBoys / #OurThreeBrothers remembrance event at Coffman Union on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Unicorn Riot was LIVE for this event. Purposed as…...
  • #FreemanFridays – New Witness Statement Released

    February 26, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – An unreleased video statement from a witness of Jamar Clark‘s murder was played for Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s colleagues today. Community members and organizers from Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar came together on Friday, February 26th, at the Hennepin…...
  • Clergy Protest Police Brutality at the Mall of America

    February 22, 2016
    Bloomington, MN – On February 22nd, 2016, Unicorn Riot attended a protest at the Mall of America called by “Black Clergy United for Change.” The protest was in response to an assault of 14 year old Isabella Brown by Mall of America security officers…...
  • Hennepin County Attorney Says Jamar Clark Case Set for Grand Jury

    February 19, 2016
    UPDATE: As of Tuesday, February 23rd, County Attorney Mike Freeman has stated “a number of things were not completed and they were sent back to get done”, expanding the BCA’s investigation in Jamar Clark’s case. Freeman also stated that “new things have to be investigated”…...
  • Striking Workers Paralyze Mpls Rush Hour Traffic

    February 18, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – Hundreds of striking janitors, staffers, union members, and community members occupied busy intersections in downtown Minneapolis bringing morning rush-hour traffic to a standstill. CTUL or Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (The Center of Workers United in Struggle) and SEIU 26…...
  • Broken Hearts Rally

    February 16, 2016
    St. Paul, MN – On February 13, 2016, Unicorn Riot attended the “Broken Hearts Rally: Picking up the Pieces for Unity.” The rally was held in Arnellia’s jazz club in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was originally slated to be held outdoors, but the event was…...