Beltrami County DFL Calls for Peace and Justice Across MN
July 14, 2020
Bemidji, Minn. - Ken Martin, chairman of the Minnesota Democratic Farm and Labor Party (DFL), recently stated, "We want all of you to know where your DFL Party stands during these painful and difficult times. We stand with our African American communities. We stand with the citizens who are afraid for their lives every time they're pulled over by the police. We stand with the sons and daughters, wives and husbands, mothers and fathers who lose their loved ones to senseless violence. We stand for peace and JUSTICE everywhere across the great state of Minnesota."
Curtiss Hunt, chairman of the Beltrami County DFL added: “In the same spirit, our local Unit recognizes the importance of this moment for our county, state, and nation. Hundreds of our neighbors have recently gathered to peacefully call for a county that is more inclusive, equal and just. That call must be heard and acted on by all of us, including our local political leaders and law enforcement agencies. Local authorities report that on May 30 the material for a possible act of arson was discovered in several dumpsters in downtown Bemidji. We condemn violence and hope that the perpetrators are brought to justice. This incident should be investigated thoroughly, but it also should not distract us from the hundreds of our neighbors who nonviolently exercised their First Amendment rights to speak on urgent matters of police brutality, transparent government and racial equality.”