ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Police say the section of Interstate 94 in St. Paul that was closed by protesters has been reopened.
Officers used smoke bombs just after midnight as about 200 people blocked the roadway to protest recent fatal police shootings of black men, including one last week during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul.
Police say arrests were made during the protest, which began Saturday night at the governor’s mansion before protesters marched to the interstate.
Police say at least five officers suffered non-serious injuries when hit by rocks, firecrackers and bottles thrown by protesters.
The St. Louis Police Department tweeted that the interstate had reopened early Sunday morning, after officers cleared debris.