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City Council reinstates Pledge of Allegiance after national backlash

Posted on AllSides July 16th, 2019
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Pledge of Allegiance

A Minneapolis suburb that had voted to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at most meetings suddenly reversed itself Monday evening.

According to the Star-Tribune and other Minnesota news outlets, the St. Louis Park City Council made the move after a national backlash including criticism from President Trump.

More than 100 protesters attended Monday night’s council meeting, taking up all the chamber’s seats and spilling into the outside hallway, where people were chanting “USA! USA!” and singing the national anthem, the Star Tribune reported.

The council hadn’t had the pledge...

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