Posted on March 2, 2020

Klobuchar Rally in Minnesota Canceled Amid Protests

Rishika Dugyala, Politico, March 1, 2020

Sen. Amy Klobuchar canceled a rally in her home state Sunday night as several dozen protesters chanted “Black Lives Matter,” “Klobuchar has got to go” and “Free Myon” — referencing the case of a black teenager convicted of murder after a flawed police investigation.

According to videos that emerged on social media, the senator’s rally was set in St. Louis Park, Minn., at a local high school. WCCO-CBS Minnesota reported that the protesters made their way into the rally and onstage, where they continued chanting. After a 40-minute delay, the rally was canceled.

A campaign spokesperson told the media: “The campaign offered a meeting with the senator if they [protesters] would leave the stage after being onstage for more than an hour. After the group initially agreed, they backed out of the agreement and we are canceling the event.”