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Omar: Protesters ‘Were Terrorized’ by the Tanks, by the National Guard and the Militarized Police

‘But this also is a reminder that we are living in a country that has truly for a long time brutalized African-Americans’


REP. ILHAN OMAR (D-MN): I think last night, the community did feel phased to know that there will not be a burning of their businesses and their homes. We are obviously worried and feeling terrorized about that prospect, but there really was also many people who chose to demonstrate and not abide by the curfew, who felt like they also were terrorized by the presence of tanks, by the presence of the National Guard and the militarized police.

And so, for us, it’s — what we are trying to do is try to figure out something between extreme aggression and ways to figure out how to get our city burned down. And it’s a challenge.

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