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CAIR-Minnesota to Offer Update on 2018 Minneapolis Park Police Incident at Minnehaha Falls

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/23/2019) – On Friday May 24, the Minnesota chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will a hold a press conference to offer an update on the incident at Minnehaha Falls in which four young Somali-American boys were handcuffed and held at gunpoint by Minneapolis Park Police.

WHAT:  Press Conference – Update on Minnesota Park Police Incident

WHEN: Friday, May 24, 11: a.m.

WHERE: CAIR – Minnesota, 2511 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070,; CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow, Esq., 612-206-3360,

SEE: Somali teens say they feared for their lives at Minnehaha Park

The teenagers said Monday they feared for their lives when Park Police pointed a weapon at them and detained them at Minnehaha Regional Park last week.

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787,

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