A group of anti-war protesters marched downtown Minneapolis, criticizing the war in Afghanistan during the rush hour traffic, Wednesday night.
About 100 protesters marched down Hennepin Avenue trying to get attention of people, expressing their opposition toward President Barack Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, reported the MN Daily.
Protester Kevin Smith said, "We really think Barack Obama has let us down and it's common madness as normal when it comes to politics," Fox News reported.
The march started at the Loring Park around 5:30 p.m., continued through downtown for nearly two hours and returned to the park.
Minneapolis police arrested 11 war protesters for unlawful assembly Wednesday night, Kare 11 News reported. The protesters said the purpose of the march was to disrupt traffic flow to publicly declare their opposition on increasing the troop size for Afghanistan war.
"People are dying for this," one of the arrestee, Bryan Berry said. "We need to open our eyes and say that that's not right."
The march was organized by Direct Action to Stop War and Occupation (DASWO), a local anti-war organization.