High school students organize peaceful protest at Minnesota Capitol

June 3, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Several thousand people congregated at the state capitol in St. Paul for a peaceful protest Tuesday, organized by high school students in the metro area.

The sit-in on the capitol’s front lawn and steps was in contrast to the civil unrest that has roiled the Twin Cities since the death of George Floyd.

Army National Guard soldiers handed out bottled water during the protest.

Also, faith leaders from several congregations marched with hundreds past the ruins of burned businesses to the boarded up Target store, which was the epicenter of protesting and looting last week.

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell and St. Paul Fire Chief Butch Inks walked alongside clergy members during the march.