New accusations fly over Minneapolis DFL convention chaos
May 18, 2023
Accusations and bad blood continued Wednesday in the wake of a weekend Minneapolis DFL Party ward convention that descended into chaos.
The campaign of Nasri Warsame - the City Council candidate whose supporters stormed the stage as incumbent Aisha Chughtai prepared to speak at the convention - went on the offensive at a news conference in which campaign officials:
Alleged a Chughtai supporter started it all.
Accused another City Council member of assault.
Claimed the convention was "rigged" from the start, and racially biased against Somalis - the result, they claimed, of DFL Socialists, most of them white, controlling the convention and violating various rules.