Minneapolis police respond to fights at DFL convention


The DFL Party chair apologized for the melee that erupted Saturday at a Minneapolis City Council candidate convention, saying video evidence and witness statements make it clear that supporters of one council challenger were to blame.

No one was arrested but police officers called to the scene heard reports of fights and injuries; a man in his 30s was taken to HCMC for treatment of a medical condition, and a woman in her 40s was treated by EMS at the scene for a minor injury, a police spokesman said.

"It is clear that the conflict was instigated by supporters of city council candidate Nasri Warsame," read a statement from DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin. "Harassment and violence are unacceptable, and we expect candidates and their campaign teams to work hard to curb such behavior when it comes from their supporters, staffers, or volunteers."



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