'Water Protectors' protest disrupts Governor Walz at DFL event in Alexandria, Minnesota
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz was forced to leave a political event early after a 'Water Protectors' protest group disrupted it on Saturday 4 September.
The governor was speaking at a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) event in Alexandria when a member of the audience shouted out, hoping to get the Governor to discuss the Line 3 pipeline situation.
Line 3 is a controversial oil pipeline being built to carry oil from Canada's tar sands region to Lake Superior's western tip.
Soon a number of others joined in, singing and chanting and urging the Governor to stop the construction of the Line 3 pipeline.
Mr Walz ultimately stopped his speech early and left the event in a hurry.
The protesters continued to occupy the event as rally attendees argued, shouted, and tore some of the group's banners.
The event ended early.