MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Round 10 p.m. Saturday night time, Minneapolis police say a bunch of about 50 to 100 folks marched from 4th and Chicago Avenue to U.S. Bank Stadium vandalizing buildings alongside the best way.
Police say the group went so far as Elliot Park and dispersed on their very own.
Donna Nelson noticed the graffiti on the Vikings ship whereas on her Sunday morning stroll together with her canine.
She lives close to the stadium.
“There’s no reason to damage the town like this,” Nelson mentioned. “I support peaceful protests and we all should, but this is not protesting.”
Will Fissel additionally lives close by and says vandalism is only a solution to maintain the dialog going that began with George Floyd’s demise.
“People are pissed and if this is what people need to do to be noticed, I’m kind of for it,” Fissel mentioned. “How many people have forgotten about this in other areas? I think that’s why people break stuff. It gets attention.”
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s workplace was additionally tagged, in addition to indicators main as much as the stadium and elements of the sunshine rail cease.
Alicia Myers and her buddy are visiting from Nashville, Tennessee and U.S. Bank Stadium was an essential cease of their Twin Cities tour.
“We got here and I was like, ‘well dang that’s just so sad,’ and bringing a friend who has never been here I wanted to show her everything and it’s not as nice as it normally looks,” Myers mentioned.
The Minnesota Sports activities Amenities Authority (MSFA) instructed WCCO they’re conscious of vandalism and plan to scrub it up as rapidly as doable.