Eight Arrested after Minneapolis Police Kick Out 4th Precinct Protesters

Eight people were arrested Thursday morning after Minneapolis Police kicked out protesters that have been camping out at the 4th Precinct since the shooting of Jamar Clark. 

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said seven people were arrested for obstructing the legal process and one for trespassing. 

Police raided the camp around 4 a.m. Thursday, removing tents and putting out fires. 

Harteau says police will continue to allow protests to facilitate freedom of speech, however laws will be enforced that prevent putting up tents, building fires and blocking streets in public places. 

The demonstrators have been protesting for more than two weeks following the fatal officer-involved shooting of Jamar Clark. 

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