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Rep. Aisha Gomez, DFL-Minneapolis, was caught on film among protesters who hurled bottles at law enforcement, assaulted peaceful rallygoers

ST. PAUL, MN—On Thursday, tens of thousands of Minnesotans gathered in downtown Minneapolis to attend or protest the rally by President Trump. While protests throughout the day were peaceful, tensions flared Thursday evening following the rally when protesters, including some identified by local media as the violent militant organization Antifa, hurled bottles at police, threw traffic cones at vehicles, physically assaulted rallygoers, and verbally harassed law enforcement. Democrat Rep. Aisha Gomez, DFL-Minneapolis, was spotted on a livestream among the group protesters (at around the 4:00 mark) who were confronting rallygoers outside Target Center and causing the chaos and disruption downtown.  Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River, called on Governor Tim Walz, and House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, to condemn the behavior of the protesters, and the involvement of a sitting legislator.


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