More than 600 protesters in Minneapolis were arrested late Wednesday and Thursday for blocking a freeway during an anti-Trump demonstration.
The protest was spearheaded by several local groups, collectively known as “Don’t Let Trump Steal The Election”.
Speaking out against the protesters Legal actions taken by the Trump campaign to try to curb the ballot count in some of the legal fighting states. The organizers of the demonstration said that about 1,000 people attended the demonstration, according to the Star Tribune.
The protesters began their march to the city of Minneapolis and made their way to I-94, where they closed 3- to 4 miles of highway.
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), the interstate was cleared at 1:23 am local time on Thursday.
DPS said arrests were made to evacuate the highway.
“No force or chemicals were used during the incident, and no demonstrators or law enforcement officers were injured,” the DPS said in a statement.
However, march organizers said that police officers trapped the protesters on the highway for about five hours. In a statement, the groups said officers came “without warning” and prohibited people from exiting the highway.
“Some were detained and are currently unaccounted for,” the groups said.
DPS spokesman Bruce Gordon responded by saying everyone who was arrested could later be cited as “everyone.”
The coalition of organizations has called for the removal of all charges against the protesters.
Trump’s reunion campaign has led to lawsuits in several battlegrounds, including Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania.