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CAIR-MN to Join Community Leaders and Activists to Show Solidarity with Rep. John Thompson Over ‘Driving While Black’ Police Stop

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/13/21) – On Wednesday, July 14, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will join other community groups, leaders and activists at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn., to stand in solidarity with state Rep. John Thompson (D), who says he was targeted recently by police for “driving while Black.” 

SEE: St. Paul Police video shows stop of outspoken lawmaker

WHAT: CAIR-MN Joins Community Leaders and Activists for News Conference in Solidarity with Rep. John Thompson 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, 2 PM (CT)   

WHERE: 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155 (Inside the Rotunda) 

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein,612-406-0070,; CAIR-MN Community Advocacy Manager Zaynab Mohamed, 612-229-5585,    

The news conference will be livestreamed at  

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