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Major protest in Minnesota over Washington name


The bus accident is new. The controversy over the name isn’t.

But an unprecedented protest apparently is unfolding in Minnesota against the Washington name.

The protest is “bigger than I expected,” notes Tom Pelissero of USA Today on Twitter. Mike Wise of the Washington Post, a leading voice in opposition to the team name, writes that "[t]his is the scene of the largest ever physical gathering against the Wash. NFL team.”

Wise’s twitter feed has plenty of photos and quotes that will serve as a reminder that the issue, which has been simmering throughout much of the season, isn’t going away. It also should put to rest conclusively the idea that few if any Native Americans are offended by the name.

Today’s protest shows that they are. And it’s likely not something that will be going away.

[Photo credit: @MikeWiseguy]