Large protest in Minneapolis makes way onto I-94

The march had been organized irrespective of the election results.
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A large protest that started in Minneapolis is currently (7:50 p.m.) blocking the eastbound lanes of I-94.

The demonstration made its way onto the interstate at the Cedar Avenue overpass, with separate rallies having originally kicked off in downtown Minneapolis and the Cedar Riverside neighborhood.

After entering I-94, a line of police officers spanning the freeway appeared to be trying to filter the group off the interstate at 25th Avenue.

It comes the day after Americans went to the polls, and while a final result has not yet been reached in the presidential race, Joe Biden appears to have the edge entering the second night of counting.

In any case, organizers of the Cedar-Riverside rally had said they planned to demonstration regardless of the election results, and aimed to draw attention to police brutality and systemic racism, with Twin Cities for Justice 4 Jamar among the organizers. 

Other demonstrators gathered in Government Plaza as part of a "Defend the Vote" protest, amid efforts by President Donald Trump to stop election counts in crucial swing states.

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