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TODAY: CAIR-MN to Join Community, Faith Leaders to Condemn City of Bloomington for Flying ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag Over Civic Plaza

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/27/21) – This morning, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will join community and faith leaders in condemning the city of Bloomington’s decision to fly the “thin blue line” flag – a symbol of white supremacy – over the Bloomington Civic Plaza.

SEE: Mayor Tim Busse addresses the thin blue line flag flown at Civic Plaza

https://www.facebook.com/blm.mn/videos/council-minute-may-19/299008308388169/

WHEN: Thursday, May 27th at 11 AM 

WHERE: 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein,612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com; CAIR-MN Community Advocacy Manager Zaynab Mohamed, 612-229-5585, Zmohamed@cair.com

Critics say the “thin blue line” flag represents bigotry, white supremacy and ideology that is exclusionary and dangerous to black and brown bodies across America. 

CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein said: Flying this flag over the Bloomington Civic Plaza is especially insensitive during the time marking the one-year murder of George Floyd at the hands and knees of law enforcement. The thin blue line flag is a representation of keeping the status quo of unjust policing in the state of Minnesota and faith leaders and community members condemn this act and call for accountability.”

CAIR-MN’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 

La misión de CAIR-MN 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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