Photos: A Saturday of marching, protests and tense moments


Ada Light-Haberstroh hold a BLM sign.
1 Ada Light-Haberstroh holds a sign at a Black Lives matter rally in Loring Park on Saturday. "It's never too young to show your child that blacks lives matter," her mother said. 
Protesters hold hands on Hennepin.
2 Two protesters hold hands during a "die-in" during the march at Hennepin Avenue and Ninth Street South. 
Protesters march past First Avenue.
3 Protesters march past the First Avenue nightclub. 
Protesters march toward the Basilica of St. Mary.
4 Protesters march down Hennepin Avenue. 
Aztec dancers lead the protest down Hennepin Ave.
5 Aztec dancers lead marchers toward the Basilica Block Party. More than 300 people came out for the march. 
Nekima Levy-Pounds speaks to police.
6 Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds uses a megaphone to speak to police officers on the other side of a barricade outside the Basilica Block Party. "We have a duty to fight for our freedom," Levy-Pounds said after stressing the movement's non-violence. 
Protesters do their second
7 Protesters perform in a second die-in. 
A protester holds a sign up to police.
8 A protester holds a sign that reads "shame" up to police outside the Basilica Block Party. 
Protester march to the Basilica of St. Mary.
9 A protester holds a sign in the air approaching the Basilica Block Party. 
Police hold back protesters.
10 A Minneapolis police officer tries to stop Black Lives Matter protesters from entering the VIP entrance of the block party. 
Protesters inside the Basilica of St. Mary.
11 A Black Lives Matter protester holds a sign on the steps of the Basilica of St. Mary after pushing through the VIP entrance. 
Protesters march back to Loring Park.
12 After chanting outside of the Basilica Block Party, the protesters walk back to Loring Park. 
Protesters listen to a speaker before the march.
13 Protesters listen to a speaker outside the governor's residence before a march to I-94. 
Protesters run around the police cars onto I-94.
14 Protesters run around the police cars blocking the freeway entrance on to I-94 where they stopped traffic and shut down the freeway. 
A protester jumps over barriers.
15 A protester jumps over barriers after moving his bike across lanes during Saturday night's highway shutdown. 
BLM leaders head the march.
16 Mica Grimm of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis sits on a truck rooftop while Adja Gildersleve rides on the back as protesters march down the highway. 
Dancers head onto the freeway.
17 Aztec dancers walk down the hill onto the highway to perform for protesters. 
Marchers block Interstate 94.
18 Marchers block part of Interstate 94 in St. Paul. 
Protesters shut down Interstate 94
19 Marchers stand on Interstate 94. 
Protesters stand on the concrete barrier.
20 Protesters stand on the concrete barrier between lanes. 
Protesters tell a television journalist to leave.
21 Protesters tell a television journalist to leave the highway while he was doing interviews. At one point, someone grabbed his microphone and threw it behind the police line. Police retrieved the damaged mic. 
Bike police hold a line while protesters watch.
22 Bike police hold a line while protesters watch from a pedestrian overpass. 
Protesters threw dice during the shutdown.
23 Protesters threw dice and gambled during the highway shutdown. 
Protesters sit on the concrete barrier on I-94.
24 Protesters sit on the concrete barrier on I-94. 
Protesters stand in a line to prepare for arrests.
25 Protesters stand in a line to prepare for arrests. 
A protester stands on I-94 eastbound.
26 A protester stands on eastbound I-94. 
Protesters stand on I-94, ignoring police orders.
27 Protesters stand their ground on I-94. 
A protester faces off with police officer.
28 A protester approaches a St. Paul police officer and is told to get back while police respond to demonstrators marching on I-94. 
A St. Paul police officer puts on his gas mask.
29 A St. Paul police officer puts on his gas mask in preparation for clearing the highway. 
Protesters stand and sit on I-94.
30 Protesters stand and sit on I-94 against police orders. 
A protester is arrested.
31 A protester is arrested while marching down Grand Ave. in the early hours of Sunday, July 10, 2016. The group of about 50 people planned to go back to I-94 and shut the freeway down again, but were stopped by police. 
A journalist with Unicorn Riot was arrested.
32 Lorenzo, a journalist with Unicorn Riot, was corralled with the protesters and arrested early Sunday. He was later released. 
Protesters face off with police early Sunday.
33 Protesters march down Grand Ave in St. Paul. 
Marchers head out again early Sunday.
34 Protesters march down Grand Ave. 
A protester smashed the window of a car.
35 After a driver pushed through protesters who were walking back to the governor's mansion from I-94 after shutting down the freeway, a protester picked up a rock and smashed the back window of the car on Summit Ave. 
A driver pushes through protesters.
36 A driver pushes through protesters as they head back to the governor's residence. 
Protesters watch police clean up I-94.
37 Protesters watch police clean up I-94 after the police clear protesters off the road. Police then moved the rest of the marchers off the bridge after the shutdown. 
An MTC bus waits to transport arrested protesters.
38 A Metro Transit bus waits to transport arrested protesters. 
Protesters are hit with smoke bombs and mace.
39 Protesters are hit with smoke bombs and mace while police try to clear the street. 
A protester is held back by other protesters.
40 A protester is held back by other protesters trying to calm the situation down, as he walks up to the police line. Some protesters hurled bottles and rocks at police in spite of being told repeatedly by Black Lives Matter activists not to throw anything at police. 
Police used mace and smoke bombs.
41 Police used mace and smoke bombs on protesters to try to clear the area. 
A protester is hit by a marking round shot.
42 A protester got hit in the crotch by a marking round and dropped a plank of wood. 
A police officer points at a suspect.
43 A police officer points at a suspect so another other police officer can fire a marking round to ID the protester picking up a long board of wood. 
A protester climbs a construction project.
44 A protester climbs a construction project to place a sign on top. 
Police set off smoke bombs.
45 The police set off smoke bombs to try to clear the area. 
St. Paul police spray a protester.
46 St. Paul police spray a protester who got too close to the police line.