Photos: Thursday protests quieter, more upbeat


Several hundred people gathered.
1 Several hundred people gathered. 
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison spoke to the crowd.
2 U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison spoke to the crowd. 
Protesters danced in the cold.
3 Protesters danced in the cold. 
Very few police officers were stationed outside.
4 Very few police officers were stationed outside. 
Mayor Betsy Hodges spoke to the protesters.
5 Mayor Betsy Hodges spoke to the protesters. 
Supporting a protester
6 Supporting a protester 
There was a tense moment as a protester fainted.
7 There was a tense moment as a protester fainted. 
Protesters gather in a big circle.
8 Protesters gather in a big circle. 
Chava Gabrielle performs her poem.
9 Chava Gabrielle performs her poem. 
Frank Littleton of Minneapolis brought his nephew.
10 Frank Littleton of Minneapolis brought his nephew. 
People donated and brought food for protesters.
11 People donated and brought food for protesters. 
Protesters huddle around fires.
12 Protesters huddle around fires. 
Ibrahim Kamia, with his daughter Yeleen
13 Ibrahim Kamia, with his daughter Yeleen 
Ajay Kyle, 6, huddles under blankets near his dad.
14 Ajay Kyle, 6, huddles under blankets near his dad. 
Adja Gildersleeve
15 Adja Gildersleeve 
Scene around the fire
16 Scene around the fire