DFL leaders approve party rule changes in wake of Minneapolis ward convention fracas


John Edwards, Wedge Live

This screenshot from a video shared by blogger John Edwards shows the disorder at the Minneapolis DFL 10th Ward convention May 13.

DFL Party leaders unanimously backed a plan Thursday to sanction anyone who incites or engages in violence at a party event, a move to contain the fallout from a weekend Minneapolis ward convention that descended into chaos.

Then they immediately sanctioned the candidate at the center of it.

At an emergency evening meeting of the DFL's executive committee, which included testimony from people caught up in last Saturday's violence, members unanimously approved a plan by Chair Ken Martin to allow the party the ability to punish violent behavior, all but permanently banning from participation anyone found to have engaged in it.



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