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In their continued effort for non-relevance, Black Lives Matter Protested public transit and outside the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon.
Police arrested 17 Black Lives Matter activists who blocked a light-rail line carrying Super Bowl ticketholders to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday in a protest againstpolice brutality and privileges enjoyed by wealthy visitors that shut down trains for more than two hours.
Officers unlocked or cut through the locks the protesters had used to chain themselves to each other and to fencing at the West Bank Station on Metro Transit’s Green Line. The handcuffed protesters were loaded onto a waiting bus.
The activists were cited and released.
Chinyere Tutashinda, a spokeswoman for the activists, said they were protesting police brutality, as well as the light-rail lines being set aside solely for Super Bowl ticketholders on Sunday. Non-ticketholders had to use buses to get around the metro area instead.
The Green and Blue lines were a major route for many fans to get to Sunday’s game, with security screening done before passengers boarded.