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Photos: Black Lives Matter protesters disrupt Mall of America, airport

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Mall rotunda closed.
Security officers shut down access to the mall's rotunda from several directions in advance of a Black Lives Matter protest.
Angela Jimenez for MPR News

Protesters blocked roads and caused a significant holiday traffic delays around the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday after staging a rally that briefly shut down part of the nation's largest mall.

Police said several people were arrested at the airport, where officials said access to one of two terminals was blocked, causing backups on nearby roads. Some protesters took a light rail train to the airport from the Mall of America, where protesters started the Black Lives Matter rally to bring attention to the Nov. 15 police shooting of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis.