MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police arrested 14 people Tuesday evening, Nov. 3, after Election Day demonstrators allegedly vandalized buildings, set fires and lobbed fireworks at officers.
Police responded about 9:20 p.m. to reports of a large group of people blocking traffic and lighting fireworks near Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue, according to a news release issued by the Minneapolis Police Department.
The group allegedly marched through the Uptown neighborhood, spray-painting buildings, throwing debris and traffic signs into the roadway. When police arrived, the group ignored officers’ commands and shot fireworks at them, the news release said.
Twelve women and one man were taken into custody on suspicion of rioting near 32nd Street and Bryant Avenue South, while another woman was arrested on suspicion of rioting and fourth-degree assault, the news release said.
The suspects were booked into Hennepin County Jail.