Dozens of black lives matter supporters took to the streets in St. Paul, Minnesota today just a few yards from the final stretch of Twin Cities Marathon. But police say the protests were peaceful and no arrests had to be made.
Protesters originally planned to shut down the marathon to raise awareness of alleged cases of police brutality in the city. But days before the marathon, black lives matter organizers met with the mayor and agreed to protest quietly without disrupting the race.
The marathon is an annual October running event which begins in downtown Minneapolis and winds twenty six point two miles to the state capitol.