ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A group called Black Lives Matter St. Paul says it plans to hold a rally to disrupt operations at the Minnesota State Fair.

The group says it wants to protest shootings by St. Paul police as well as racial disparities at the annual event. They say they will march down Snelling Avenue to the State Fair's gates next week as the fair opens, disrupting traffic along their route.

The Star Tribune reports the group says the fair generates millions in profits each year without allowing minorities a fair shot at vendor slots.

A fair spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment Friday.

The 12-day fair starts Thursday.