The protesters sang out their violent chorus chant just hours after 47-year-old Harris County sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth was killed in execution-style while he filling up his patrol car.
“We're disturbed on a day-to-day basis. We don't mind disturbing the status quo for one day,” said Trahern Crews, 40, an event organizer who is running for a seat on the St. Paul City Council.
State restrictions kept the protesters out of the fair, but the marchers were loud as they came near the entrance and extra police from St. Paul were called out. The fair attracts up to 1.8 million visitors each summer.
On Friday, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said that while he understood the interest of the demonstrators, taking their protest to the fair is “inappropriate.”