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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The St. Louis Park City Council is revisiting its decision to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from its meetings.
Five council members voted to drop the pledge last month. Since then, people across the community and country have responded.
The article goes on to state the following:
Even before council members met inside Monday evening for a study session, protesters were waiting outside.
“A lot of our culture is based on traditions. The Pledge of Allegiance, being patriots, is a part of that,” said Jack Dunn, a veteran.
CBS reported that the city council was not planning to take public comments during the meeting, but the large crowd of protesters who filled the room would not be silenced, even reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the meeting, while city council members were trying to start without it.
“People are upset because evidently here in Minnesota we are playing around with their hallowed traditions,” said council member Tim Brausen, who was interrupted by shouts.
Although the mayor and some city council members wanted to reinstate the pledge, other members said they still need more “community input” before making a decision, so the matter is to be addressed at their July 22 meeting.
Protesters outside of St. Louis Park City Hall saying the Pledge of Allegiance. They want the city council to bring it back to council meetings. Last month the council voted to stop saying it at their meetings. @WCCO pic.twitter.com/ubDKOQgUy9
— John Lauritsen (@JDLauritsen) July 8, 2019
A crowd has already gathered outside 6:30 @stlouispark city council meeting- they are reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as council revisits recent decision to stop reciting Pledge before meetings. @MPRnews pic.twitter.com/8qWRGftmXv
— Nina Moini (@ninamoini) July 8, 2019
The group will not be silenced. Proud of these Patriots for showing up, standing up for their values and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/gy67V0gF0u
— Jennifer Carnahan (@jkcarnah) July 8, 2019
President Trump commented on the case in a Twitter post Tuesday morning, saying, “Outrage is growing in the Great State of Minnesota where our Patriots are now having to fight for the right to say the Pledge of Allegiance. I will be fighting with you!”
DML News founder Dennis Michael Lynch also weighed in, warning, “This is the plan of radicals like @IlhanMN and until the US media wakes up to this, it’s bound to grow nationally.”
This is the plan of radicals like @IlhanMN and until the US media wakes up to this, it’s bound to grow nationally.
— Dennis Michael Lynch (@realDennisLynch) July 9, 2019
Oh COME ON! The St. Louis Park City Council apparently decides they need to hear more before deciding whether or not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance? 🤦🏼♂️ https://t.co/1jIJJMN0c4
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) July 9, 2019
The mayor of #StLouisPark #MN @spanojake stops ahead of tonight’s #StudySession to discuss reconsidering decision to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from City Council meetings. Tells me the council “missed a step.” pic.twitter.com/KOjgGAD56i
— Iris Pérez (@IrisPerezFOX9) July 8, 2019
A City Council in Ilhan Omar’s district just voted to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from their meetings
It makes sense that the most brutally Anti-American representative in Congress represents an Anti-American district
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 29, 2019
Ilhan Omar’s district:
Minnesota city council faces backlash after vote to ditch Pledge of Allegiance https://t.co/Ksze2nVrQy
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 29, 2019
Ilhan Omar’s District 5 Minnesota city council has voted unanimously to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance: Disappearing America brick by brick, district by district, city by city….a great, terrible tragedy. https://t.co/m2o6lc9M64 pic.twitter.com/IIdFis1BVU
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) June 27, 2019
— Minneapolis NewsChan (@_Minneapolis_NC) July 9, 2019
— KathyO (@kathyod7777) July 9, 2019
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