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Black Lives Matter Shuts down Minneapolis Transit Highlighting the Darkside of Super Bowl LII (VIDEO)

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*Minneapolis, MN — Leaders representing the Movement for Black Lives; Black Lives Matter Network, BYP100, St. Louis Action Council and the BlackOUT Collective, shut down several critical transit lines in Minneapolis, chanting, carrying banners, and wearing t-shirts saying “You can’t play with Black lives!” 

Activists are using this moment to stand with athletes who have protested throughout the past two football seasons calling attention to the murder of Black people by police and to the City of Minneapolis’ banning city residents from using public transit without a Super Bowl ticket, primarily affecting people of color who rely on it to get to and from work.

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Protesters will be wearing t-shirts and carrying other banners saying “You shut us out, we shut you down!”  to protest the ban and standing in solidarity with undocumented immigrant workers as they face possible deportations with ICE swarming U.S. Bank stadium.

SUNDAY, February 4, 2018 2pm -4pm CT

What: Dozens of activists to shutdown transit to protest restricted access during Super Bowl

Who:   chapter leaders from LA, Birmingham, Minneapolis; Movement for Black Lives representatives  + allies

When: February 4, 2018, 2-3 pm CT

Where: Green and Blue lines of the transit system

Visuals: Activists in t-shirts and carrying banners saying “You can’t play with Black lives!”

The Super Bowl is not a national security event. It is a national security crisis. The NFL and the City of Minneapolis have failed to provide critical resources to vulnerable communities and have increased potential harm to residents through intensified surveillance of people of color and immigrants, a ban on access to public transportation without a Super Bowl ticket, and increased violence on Black trans women and sex workers.

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The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. You can learn more about our work and contact us at blacklivesmatter.com

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