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PATRIOTS REVOLT: Protesters Storm Minnesota City Hall After Pledge of Allegiance Ban, Chant ‘USA!’

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.10.19

Patriotic protesters in Minnesota mobbed a city hall meeting after the leaders decided to abandon the Pledge of Allegiance; chanting ‘USA’ as members met in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Congressional district.

“Protesters were out in force in a Minnesota city this week, upset over the city council’s decision to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of their meetings,” reports Fox News. The decision was announced by the St. Louis Park City Council after a unanimous vote on June 17. The amendment to the council’s rules was characterized as an effort to serve a more ‘diverse community.’

“We concluded that in order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community we’re going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting,” Council Member Tim Brausen said ahead of the vote.

“Not everyone who does business with the city or has a conversation is a citizen,” added another council member. “They certainly don’t need to come into city council chambers and pledge their allegiance to our country in order to tell us what their input is about a sidewalk in front of their home.”

Their meeting was interrupted Monday when hundreds of protesters arrived to appeal the controversial decision.

Original Story: June 28, 2019

A Minnesota City Council voted to eliminate the recitation of the United States Pledge of Allegiance before their daily meetings earlier this month; saying they want to create a more “welcoming environment” to a “diverse community.”

They are now considering reversing the controversial decision after a nationwide backlash.

“The St. Louis Park City Council unanimously voted on June 17 to amend the procedure rules so that the pledge would no longer be said before the start of every session in an effort to serve a more ‘diverse community,’” reports Fox News.

“We concluded that in order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community we’re going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting,” Council Member Tim Brausen said

“If we have an appropriate opportunity, if we have a boy scout color guards or others in attendance or if it’s a special occasion we will consider using the pledge of allegiance before the meetings,” he continued.

“Not everyone who does business with the city or has a conversation is a citizen,” added another council member. “They certainly don’t need to come into city council chambers and pledge their allegiance to our country in order to tell us what their input is about a sidewalk in front of their home.”

St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano announced Thursday that the council will be re-visiting the issue.

“Historically, when a decision is made by the council, it’s over and we move on but after hearing from more people than I can count in the last day (many admittedly not from SLP), I asked my colleagues to revisit this decision and a majority of them agreed,” his tweet read.

“First, I think there are more substantive things we should be working on to make our city more open and welcoming and secondly, I’ve always used the last six words, ‘with liberty and justice for all,’ as a reminder to me that not everyone in our community enjoys the benefits of those words and it’s my job to do everything I can to fix that,” his emailed statement read.