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Super Bowl ticketholders to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday in a protest against police brutality and privileges enjoyed by wealthy visitors that shut down trains for more than two hours.Live video from the scene showed officers unlocking or cutting through locks the protesters had used to chain themselves to each other and to fencing at the West Bank Station on Metro Transit’s Green Line. The handcuffed activists were loaded onto a waiting bus. Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla said all 17 were cited for unlawful interference with transit and released.No injuries were reported.Metro Transit used buses to ferry passengers around the blockage Ryan Finley Jersey , and Padilla said the agency was confident spectators would reach the game before kickoff. The shutdown started about 2:15 p.m., and the stop was finally cleared about two hours later.Padilla said Metro Transit respects people’s right to free speech and demonstration.Chinyere Tutashinda, a spokeswoman for the activists, said they were protesting police brutality, as well as the light-rail lines being set aside solely for Super Bowl ticketholders on Sunday. Non-ticketholders had to use buses to get around the metro area instead.The Green and Blue lines were a major route for many fans to get to Sunday’s game, with security screening done before passengers boarded.The light-rail shutdown came as Black Lives Matter and several other groups staged rallies to protest police brutality and corporate greed.About 300 people gathered at a park as temperatures hovered around 2 above zero with wind chills in the subzero teens and marched peacefully a couple miles to the stadium, where most of them took a knee outside a security gate in imitation of Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback started a movement when he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest racial inequality and police brutality.”We kneel, we stand http://www.bengalscheapstore.com/renell-wren-jersey-cheap , we fight,” they chanted. ”If we don’t get no justice, you don’t get no peace.”Squad cars cleared the streets ahead of the procession as part of an operation that included top officials in the Minneapolis Police Department including Chief Medaria Arradondo, the city’s first black police chief, who took over last year amid the political fallout over a pair of fatal police shootings in the city.”As chief I’m certainly aware that there are concerns that our community has had for a long time, and will still have after the Super Bowl leaves town in a few hours,” Arradondo said in an interview just before the march. Showing yet again that good slalom beats good downhill in Alpine combined, Victor Muffat-Jeandet rose from 27th place to win a World Cup on Friday.

The Frenchman got his first career win using the fastest run in slalom to finish 0.96 seconds ahead of Pavel Trikhichev of Russia.

Trikhichev Michael Jordan Jersey , who also got a career-best result, had been 29th after the morning downhill, earning use of the best snow surface in slalom when the top 30 start in reverse order.

”Combined is always a crazy day,” Muffat-Jeandet said. ”You have to fight to stay in the top 30 in downhill.”

Peter Fill of Italy was the best of the downhill specialists, placing third 1.15 behind Muffat-Jeandet after being fourth fastest in the morning. Fill edged Kjetil Jansrud of Norway off the podium by 0.01.

Trikhichev’s previous World Cup best was 16th last Saturday in a giant slalom at nearby Adelboden.

”Surprised, I was really shocked,” the Russian said of his runner-up performance which earned 20,000 Swiss francs ($20 http://www.raidersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-hunter-renfrow-jersey ,600) in prize money. ”I (thought I) could be top 10 but podium is just, `Wow.”’

First-run leader Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria started his slalom run with 2.55 in hand over Muffat-Jeandet but quickly skied out.

World champion Luca Aerni of Switzerland also failed to finish the slalom when holding a 0.40-second lead over Muffat-Jeandet from downhill.

When Aerni won the gold medal on home snow at St. Moritz last February, he was 30th in downhill and got a first run on a clean slalom surface. The 2015 world title was also won by the 30th fastest downhill racer, Austrian star Marcel Hirscher.

The field on Friday was weakened by the winner of the previous combined this season, Alexis Pinturault of France, opting not to start to focus on training for a slalom on Sunday.

Pinturault’s absence allowed Jansrud to close the gap on his third place in the overall World Cup points standings led by six-time defending champion Hirscher who will next race Sunday.

Though men’s and women’s combined are on the Olympic program at the Pyeongchang Games next month, the event’s long-term future is in question.

A mixed gender team event in parallel slalom debuts at the Olympics and the more dynamic, television-friendly racing format is being promoted by the International Ski Federation.

Muffat-Jeandet suggested there would be no World Cup combined event next year at Wengen Zach Brown Jersey , where he got a first career podium finish in 2015.

”It’s a little bit of a shame because maybe I will not be coming back in downhill because there will not be a combined,” he said.

The highlight of the three-race meeting is the storied Lauberhorn downhill on Saturday over 4.3 kilometers, the longest course on the World Cup circuit.

On a shorter 2.9-kilometer course on Friday, the fastest speed of 146.97 kph (92 mph) was clocked by Dominik Paris of Italy. He placed fifth overall, 0.03 behind teammate Fill.

Clear blue skies are forecast on Saturday for Switzerland’s favorite Alpine race which was cancelled last year because of poor weather.
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