• T. Blair

Amid Calls to Defund Police; Bloomington Group Organizes Pro-Police Rally

Updated: Jul 20

“We respect our Police, we value our Police, and we will stand up for our Police. Please stand with us and show your support!” -Bloomington Patriots

Bloomington, MN - Amid calls to defund police and the rise of anti-police culture in America, Bloomington Patriots (MN) has stepped up to organize a “Back the Blue Rally”, which will take place later this month, to show support for law enforcement “in Bloomington and beyond”.


Bloomington is a short distance away from the location where George Floyd was killed. For reference, Bloomington’s Mall of America is only a six and a half mile drive from Cup Foods at 38th and Chicago Ave., the site where George Floyd was killed at the end of March.


Less than two weeks ago, Bikers for 45 Minnesota chapter held a similar pro-police event at the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul. Organizers reported low attendance. A large group of anti-police counter protesters showed up and dominated the event, greatly outnumbering pro-police demonstrators. Violence was reported, injuries were not. Click here to watch video of that event.


“Back the Blue Rally” details from the

organizer:


“Join the Bloomington Patriots and Act for America as we rally for our Police and Law Enforcement Officers in Bloomington and beyond.


With calls to defund the police happening next door in Minneapolis, we need to stand together to show our support for Law & Order, and that We The People will not tolerate any sort of similar action here in Bloomington. The anti-police narrative being projected all across America has caused crime rates to increase and has emboldened criminals. In Bloomington alone, we have seen an uptick in violent crime and robberies. This needs to stop. Our city leaders must address this issue so residents can feel safe again in their community. We respect our Police, we value our Police, and we will stand up for our Police. Please stand with us and show your support!”




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