Mpls. Letter Carriers Protest Saying Buildings Can Be Rebuilt, But Lives Cannot Be Brought Back

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A gathering lead by letter carriers in Minneapolis met outside the torched U.S. Post Office on East Lake Street Sunday morning.

Their purpose was to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protestors and march from the post office to 38th & Chicago, the intersection that’s turned into the memorial for George Floyd.

These letter carriers are members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) union and this protest was not officially affiliated with the U.S. Postal Service.

“I deliver just north of here on Franklin Ave.,” said Tyler Vasseur, a letter carrier who organized the event.

Last Friday, the U.S. Post Office on Lake Street and two other Minneapolis post offices were some of the destructive results of riots. These letter carriers are standing together to show they care more about the people they serve than the loss of a building.

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