Press Releases

MPD Statement

The Minneapolis Police Department must protect people’s 1st Amendment rights and the general public’s right to safety, which is always our primary focus. It is often a delicate balance when traffic is disrupted. While each situation is unique, as a general guideline, the MPD has always allowed groups to exercise these rights for a “short duration of reasonable time” before issuing orders of dispersal. We acknowledge the frustration many people feel during these disruptions.