Rapid City Mayor react to protests continuing at Grand Gateway Hotel

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- Consistent protests in front of the Grand Gateway Hotel, part of a larger boycott effort, have continued for over two months now – becoming an unavoidable sight just off I-90.

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender describes the situation as one of the more “bizarre” he has witnessed.

Allender looked at the long-term picture.

Allender acknowledged a mixed bag regarding race relations in Rapid City, but said in his personal experience.

Without naming names, Allender questioned the motivations of local activist groups.

Demonstrations in front of the hotel, as of today, are slated to continue indefinitely.