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CAIR-Minnesota to Hold Vigil for Shukri Ali Said, Somali Woman Killed by Police in Georgia

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN., 4/30/18) — Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a vigil and rally outside the Cedar Cultural Center for #ShukriAliSaid.

This past Saturday, Shukri Ali Said, 36, was tragically killed by JOHNS CREEK, GA police after she was experiencing a mental health crisis.

Said’s family called the police in the hopes that she wouldn’t hurt herself or someone else – they believed the police would have the training and tools to get everyone to safety. The family made it clear that Shukri was mentally unstable at the moment.

Join us for vigil offering prayers and rally.

WHAT: Vigil and Rally for Shukri Ali Said

WHEN: Monday, April 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454

WHO: CAIR-Minnesota

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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