Despite the major inconvenience, to say nothing of the serious risk, they caused to the train passengers, the Black Lives Matter protestors defended their actions by saying it was meant to raise awareness about the controversial shooting of Minneapolis resident Jamar Clark:
“Monday’s was merely the latest disruption carried out by the Minneapolis Black Lives Matter group in an effort to draw attention the police-involved shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.
Last month, a prosecutor announced that Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze would not be charged for Clark’s death.
An investigation revealed that Officer Schwarze shot Clark after the suspect had grabbed Officer Ringgenberg’s firearm during a brief scuffled with the young man. The November shooting was deemed an act of self-defense.”
Funny how they didn’t mention that part of the story to the passengers whose train they delayed.