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Black Lives Matter marathon protest plan stirs fear, spurs backlash

 


Four days before more than 11,000 runners line up for the start of Sunday’s Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, the threat by protesters to disrupt the 26.2-mile race has some marathoners on edge about their safety, while others are angry that months of training could be jeopardized as they approach the finish line.

The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter says it’s planning on “shutting down” the annual October running event near the finish at the State Capitol to raise awareness of recent incidents involving St. Paul police and people of color.

http://www.startribune.com/black-lives-matter-protest-plan-stirs-fear-spurs-backlash/330034841/

 

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