The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Issue has guaranteed the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair WOn’t be “business as usual.”
“We possess an excellent history of keeping things safe in the reasonable and we do not believe tomorrow will be any different,” Police Chief Tom Smith said.
But Turner said the day at the same time, the group’s aim would be to cause a disruption to traffic leading to the fair to be safe and peaceful, while he needs.
“Traffic will probably be backed up and folks will soon have to hear us,” Turner said.
The city wouldn’t address if anyone is going to be detained or security strategies. City officials said the group will not have a license to protest.
State Fair authorities have been responsible for dealing with anyone from the group who attempts to get into the Fair.
Gov. Mark Dayton weighed in on the forthcoming demonstration, calling the Black Lives Issue protestors’ strategies “improper.” Dayton said the group needs to have taken their grievances to the State Fair board months past.
Turner backed from the assembly, although Mayor Chris Coleman along with other city officials had reached out to Black Lives Issue coordinators to meet on Friday morning. Turner said he doesn’t feel Coleman truly desires to do anything in regards to the criticisms of the Black Lives Issue groups.
“We need to develop relationships together with the police department and stop those injustices and hopefully Mayor Coleman can get his head right and get on board with actual justice,” Turner said.
Coleman said he considers no other city in Minnesota is doing to address the issues of the Black Lives Issue group. Turner said he differs.