Minneapolis police faced off with about 100 people gathered Thursday night in downtown Minneapolis to protest local and national issues.
The demonstrators began their rally near the federal courthouse and then marched to several sites around downtown.
Among their grievances were the lack of charges in Breonna Taylor’s March shooting death by police in Louisville, Ky., as well as Thursday morning’s clearing of a homeless encampment in Peavey Park, in south Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Park Board said the evictions occurred because of the growing size of the camp and its proximity to school property.
As of 8:30 p.m., there had been no arrests, said Cyndi Barrington, spokeswoman for the Minneapolis Police Department.
The demonstrators blocked light rail tracks, delaying some trains and causing route changes, Metro Transit tweeted. At one point, they lit a small fire on the tracks.
Chants included, “No justice, no peace, kill all the police” and “Die, Donald Trump.”
Earlier in the evening, there was at least one heated confrontation between a protester and a motorist, a witness said.
As darkness settled, the group thinned out and moved away from the jail. They walked along S. 4th Street toward U.S. Bank Stadium about 9 p.m.
Some protesters shouted at a Star Tribune photographer, telling him to stop taking photos and threatening to take cameras away. They chanted, “No more pictures,” as they walked.