After protests, Minneapolis NAACP calls for more North Side investment | Star Tribune

December 9, 2015

Leaders of the weekslong protest outside Minneapolis’ Fourth Precinct police station returned there Tuesday afternoon to call on officials to remove the barricades they had put up around the station — and to do more to help the city’s North Side.

Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, said the barricades put up after the city ended protesters’ occupation had turned the precinct on Plymouth Avenue N. into “what essentially looks like a penitentiary.” She said it was a symbol of how north Minneapolis is treated differently from other parts of the city, and she called on Mayor Betsy Hodges and other officials to follow through with promises of training opportunities, jobs and development for North Side residents.