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Police surround protesters, arrest crowd of 150 after curfew in Minneapolis

The group was surrounded by a large group of officers.
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Protesters breaking Minneapolis' 8 p.m. curfew Sunday found themselves surrounded by law enforcement and arrested. 

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) said that "about 150 people are being arrested for curfew violations at I-35W and Washington avenue after ignoring dispersal orders." 

Multiple TV stations were reporting live from the scene, which WCCO-TV's Mike Max, generally a sports anchor, reporting from the location as members of Minneapolis police and the State Patrol surrounded protesters in the parking lot of Bobby & Steve's Auto World. 

"Even peaceful protesters who are breaking curfew are subject to arrest. Please go home and stay there. Curfew is in effect in Minneapolis and St. Paul until 6 a.m.," the DPS said in a tweet. 

There was no violence and all protesters appeared to obey orders to lay on the ground as authorities detained them with zip ties and loaded them into buses. 

St. Paul also had an 8 p.m. curfew, which has so far resulted in the arrests of a small group of people. 

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