Photos: Protesters peacefully march on the fair

Organizer Rashad Turner lead a chant.
Rashad Turner, one of the organizers of the BlackFair protest, lead those who gathered at Hamline Park in a chant before they marched to the fair.
Courtney Perry for MPR News

Marchers for the Black Lives Matter demonstration titled #BlackFair began at Hamline Park in St. Paul on Saturday, walked up Snelling Ave. and along Como before heading to the front gates of the State Fair.

About 325 marchers staged a a peaceful protest at the fairgrounds, escorted by St. Paul Police on bikes and horses.

MPR News is Member Supported

What does that mean? The news, analysis and community conversation found here is funded by donations from individuals. Make a gift of any amount today to support this resource for everyone.