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University of St. Thomas clinic offers free legal representation to arrested protesters

More than 400 arrests have been made in the Twin Cities area in relation to the protests.

The University of St. Thomas is offering legal help for protesters arrested during the demonstrations surrounding George Floyd’s death.

The school’s Criminal and Juvenile Defense Clinic will represent defendants who can’t afford an attorney.

The clinic was started two years ago and handles cases including petty crimes, regular and gross misdemeanors and occasional felonies for youth and adult clients.

Those charged in relation to the protests can call (651) 962-4960 for information.

On Monday, St. Paul police said they made 48 arrests in relation to protests, including at the state Capitol, while the Minnesota DPS said in total 66 arrests were made by all agencies involved.

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More than 400 arrests total have been made in the Twin Cities area in relation to protests, some of which were for breaking city curfews in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Other help to protesters includes the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which helps pay bail for those who have been arrested.

The organization gained national attention after Floyd’s death, raising around $20 million, according to the New York Times

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