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Advocacy groups plan 'Injustice on a Stick' rally near the Minnesota State Fair

It's the third year these groups have rallied to bring attention to racism and police violence.

A rally is planned near the fairgrounds to highlight racial injustices in local communities. 

The "Injustice on a Stick" rally – planned by Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar and other groups – aims to bring attention to racism and police violence in Minnesota and across the country. 

The rally is planned for Hamline Park, about two miles from the Minnesota State Fair, on Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m. 

This is the third State Fair-related rally held by advocacy groups in as many years. Previous years, demonstrators interrupted traffic going to the fair. 

In 2015, Black Lives Matter held a #BlackFair rally, marching to the State Fair in an effort to call attention to the racial bias of the event organizers.

Last year, there was the "MN State Ain't Fair" rally, which marched from Hamline Park to the Fairgrounds, briefly blocking traffic and entrance gates, to call attention to police shootings. 

This year's rally aims to have a similar theme, with the Facebook event saying "the system continues to destroy our ability to have peace, live and thrive," due to police brutality, mass incarceration, corporate violence, institutional racism and capitalism, among other issues. 

For more information on the rally, click here.

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