Protesters block road into MSP airport

MINNEAPOLIS - For the second day in a row protesters have blocked an important road for traffic, this time at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport.

Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan confirmed for KARE 11 that the inbound road to Terminal 1 was completely blocked by about 300 demonstrators shortly after 1 p.m. Traffic was only stopped for about 20 minutes before protesters left the roadway. Hogan says the demonstration was peaceful, and there were no arrests.

The action was organized in support of Delta Air Lines worker Kip Hedges, who was recently fired after speaking out about low wages. It was the latest in a series of protests this week demanding a living wage of $15 per hour for America's struggling underclass, following demonstrations by fast food workers, Walmart associates and janitors.

On Thursday two separate protests, one for fast food wages and one decrying the lack of charges for officers implicated in the choking death of a New York man, merged and blocked the northbound lanes of I-35W into downtown Minneapolis for hours.


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