Minneapolis Police Clear Out Protest Camp

Photo: David Joles/Star Tribune

Photo: David Joles/Star Tribune

Minneapolis police cleared out the roughly 50 remaining protestors in front of the Fourth Precinct station early Thursday morning. 

Protestors had been camped out in front of the building for over two weeks in response to the police shooting death of 24-year old Jamar Clark.

Recently, several community members had voiced complaints about the ongoing presence of the protest camp, citing an uptick in vandalism and noise.

Beginning at around 4 a.m., officers issued a dispersal order and gave the protestors time to remove their belongings and leave the premises. Officers and dump trucks then moved in and cleared what remained in the area.

A handful of protestors were arrested for failing to follow the lawful order to disperse.

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