The march gets moving
Posted at 6:22 PM on September 2, 2008
by Molly Bloom
MPR reporter Tim Nelson took this picture from the back of the "March for Our Lives." The group (pictured here at 7th and Wacouta) is heading west on 7th Street from Mears Park toward the Xcel Energy Center.
Before the march got moving there was a skirmish between police and protesters at Mears Park where the group was gathering before the march.
At least three people were taken into custody and pepper spray was used on a small contingent of marchers who veered out of the park into the intersection.
Tim says that the organizers had forgotten to get the electricity turned on. While they were trying to get the juice going, tensions grew high as people stood around and waited.
But the march is moving along peacefully...for now.