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Massive Twin Cities protest to say “No to Trump”

By staff |
October 9, 2019
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Minneapolis, MN - A wide range of organizations have come together to organize a massive protest on the evening of Thursday, October 10 outside the Target Center arena in downtown Minneapolis, where President Trump will hold a campaign rally. The protest will start at 5:30 p.m. outside the Target Center.

A statement issued by organizers says in part, “The people of the Twin Cities are deeply opposed to Trump’s policies of racism and division, whether it’s his attacks on migrants or refugees or his not-so-veiled racist attacks on all Black and Brown people. We gather on October 10 to protest the racism, Islamophobia, and white supremacy that Donald Trump plans to whip up when he visits the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.”

Groups opposing Trump’s hate agenda include activists from youth, labor, religious, student, peace, justice, immigrant and indigenous rights, LGBTQ, environmental and other movements.

“We encourage all Minnesotans to join us downtown in a mass mobilization of solidarity and support,” said Meredith Aby-Keirstead, representative from the Anti-War Committee who has been attending organizing meetings for the protest.

The statement issued by organizers continues, “We say no to racism, white supremacy, war, bigotry and the unscientific denial of climate change. Among the groups calling for the October 10 protest are those that work to defend immigrant and workers’ rights, those that are demanding the closing of refugee detention camps, those who speak out against the prison industrial complex and demand an end to police brutality and those who work against war and for peace and justice.”

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