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DFL Party Statement on Yesterday’s Events in Hugo


DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement on yesterday’s events in Hugo, Minnesota:

“The Minnesota DFL does not condone any rhetoric which is violent, hateful, or inflammatory.  We expect our candidates and elected officials to live up to our highest values when they represent our DFL Party. I cannot speak to or imagine the pain and anguish that John Thompson feels at the loss of his friend, Philando Castile, and the pain that so many Black Minnesotans feel after witnessing the murder of George Floyd. I’m grateful for the work John is doing to combat systemic racism, and I’m glad that he recognizes yesterday’s rhetoric was inflammatory, hurtful, and does not help move our state forward in the fight for justice.”