ST PAUL, Minn. — Student organizations are planning a statewide walkout Tuesday to demand justice for Amir Locke, the 22-year-old shot and killed by Minneapolis police last Wednesday.
Besides the student walkouts across Minnesota, the St. Paul's Central High School Black Student Union and Minnesota Teen Activists nonprofit organization have planned a news conference, a rally at noon and march to the governor's residence on Summit Ave. in St. Paul Tuesday afternoon.
Organizers are asking students to wear all black.
The walkout has gained a lot of traction on social media. Organizers say not just students, but adults can also come to this event.
Later Tuesday evening, protesters convened in front of the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. The rally was scheduled to go until 8 p.m.