MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest developments on a planned Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America (all times local):
Officials say a total of 15 people were arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest that started at the Mall of America but quickly moved to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says more than 100 protesters gathered inside Terminal 2 and shut down security lines for about 45 minutes, starting around 2:30 p.m. Protesters also blocked roads, causing significant traffic backups.
Hogan says more than 100 police officer responded and 10 people were arrested on various charges, including obstructing justice.
Bloomington Police Deputy Chief Denis Otterness says five people were arrested at the mall protest, which started about an hour earlier, mostly for trespassing and disorderly conduct.
He says about 100 officers from various agencies responded and that no injuries or property damage were reported.
Passengers are again moving through security at terminal checkpoints that were temporarily closed during a sudden protest outside Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.