Black Lives Matter Protesters Say They’ll Block Twin Cities Marathon Runners From Finish Line
Well, this should be interesting. When runners approach the end of the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, members of the Black Lives Matter activist group are planning to stop them from crossing the finish line.
Because ... um, because ... why are they doing this? WISN.com:
According to a WCCO report, the protesters will form a physical barrier of people to stop runners in their tracks.
Protesters told the station that the marathon is a good place to cause peaceful disruption.
In other words, confronting exhausted marathon runners at the end of a race means that the protesters probably won't get beaten up. No one's seeing Black Lives Matter trying to stop a rugby team from entering a stadium.
Some who plan on running the race said on Facebook that they were angered by the planned protest, saying it might lead to violent encounters.
It's not that I'm for or against these Black Lives Matter protests, it's just that they're bizarre. Remember when the two women hijacked a Bernie Sanders rally, taking over the podium? Of all the politicians running for president right now, why pick on Bernie Sanders? Donald Trump or Ted Cruz or Jeb Bush would be much more appropriate targets, don't you think?
It's like the old joke: a husband is searching through his garage, and his wife comes along and asks him why.
"I lost my glasses yesterday," replies the man.
"Where did you have them last?"
"In the bedroom."
"Then why are you looking here?"
"The light is better."
This past weekend, demonstrators marched to the gates of the Minnesota State Fair, raised a banner reading "Black Lives Matter" and chanted, "Pigs in a blanket! Fry 'em like bacon!" This also seems counterproductive.
The protest is organized for Oct. 4 at a park about half a mile from the race's finish line.
Marathon officials said they are aware of the planned protest and are working with city officials to ensure everyone's safety at the event, according to a Minnesota Public Radio report.
Oh, this may turn out to be a real kerfuffle, dontcha know.
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