Thousands of protesters turned out near TCF Bank Stadium to protest the visiting Washington football’s name before their game with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Stadium is on the University of Minnesota campus, where the Vikings are playing while their new stadium is completed. The campus also features the Tribal Nations Plaza, a monument that honors both the state’s 11 Indian tribes and its 100,000 Native American citizens.
Preparations for the protest began months earlier, and only about 900 people were expected to attend. However, organizers estimate that over 5,000 people were in attendance — police put the number of attendees closer to 3,200.