The interstate reopened shortly after 8 p.m. The Minnesota State Patrol said no arrests were made.

Scores of protesters demanding justice for a slain Ethiopian musician and activist began blocking the interstate in the vicinity of Victoria Street about 6 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Once more, law enforcement reported making no arrests at the scene. Whatever their cause, it’s as if protesters can expect to receive a police escort as they disrupt their fellow citizens’ lives in clear violation of the law in what increasingly looks like the banana republic of Minnesota subject to the whims of Gov. Tim Walz.