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McCollum: Horrible and Tragic Night for St. Paul

May 29, 2020
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN-04) issued the following statement today after fires, looting, and damage to businesses took place overnight in St. Paul:

“Last night was horrible and tragic for St. Paul. The criminal looting and burning of small businesses has devastated neighborhoods and livelihoods while putting our first responders in danger. I am profoundly grateful to St. Paul firefighters and police for their courage and professionalism while under intense pressure.

“We must have accountability and justice for the killing of George Floyd. Peaceful civil action is necessary and justified. Looting, burning, and destroying of our own communities is senseless and it must stop. We need a peaceful civil rights movement, not anarchy.

“We must find a peaceful path forward to honor the life of George Floyd. His legacy must be one of human dignity and reconciliation as we demand justice.”

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