Police clearing Fourth Precinct protest site affter neighbors bring frustrations to City Hall
Police began clearing the encampment outside Minneapolis’ Fourth Precinct police station on Plymouth Avenue early Thursday morning as about 50 protesters stood by.
On Wednesday, neighborhood frustrations with the protest site spilled into an impromptu City Hall hearing and police separately said the protests likely played a role in slower recent response times.
A handful of neighbors upset about noise, vandalism and blocked streets vented concerns to the City Council’s public safety committee Wednesday, the first time the council has invited the public to formally weigh in on protests over the Nov. 15 shooting of Jamar Clark by police. Several supporters of the protesters interrupted a City Council meeting last month to speak on the topic, but were escorted out.