Mpls. NAACP demands apology after protesters removed from Park Board meeting
Public meetings, typically staid and attended by few people other than elected officials, have become a noisy scene for ongoing protests about racial equity and police violence.
On Wednesday alone, protesters drowned out two meetings, leading to citations and evictions at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board headquarters and adjournment without completion of the agenda at Falcon Heights City Hall.
Disruptive tactics — from chanting to heckling officials while they speak — have become increasingly common in meeting rooms across the Twin Cities metro area on issues ranging from debate over a $15 minimum wage to the fatal police shootings of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile.