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Protesters Say They Aren't Leaving The 4th Precinct

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Protesters are rejecting a call from the mayor of Minneapolis that they end their demonstration outside a police station near where a black man was fatally shot by a police officer more than two weeks ago.

Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds said Monday that her organization continues to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and other protesters in demanding justice for Jamar Clark and all victims of police violence.

Levy-Pounds says it is "frustrating" to have Mayor Betsy Hodges stand with "so-called established black leadership" in calling for an end to the occupation outside the 4th Precinct.

Hodges said Monday the protest should end. She said campfire smoke is hurting air quality and the blocking of a street impedes emergency vehicles and snowplows.

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