Pantages Theater, Minneapolis, site of a governor’s candidate debate on September 15, 2010, was also the site of protesters representing Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee and the Welfare Rights Committee. It was a peaceful, albeit noisy group asking for specific questions to be asked of the candidates.
Independence Party candidate Tom Horner entered through the protesting crowd and engaged a few in conversation. After the rain started in earnest, Pantages management decided to claim property rights from 7th St. almost to 8th St. and asked the police to remove the protesters. Grumbling, threats but no arrests.