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A St. Cloud State Site for English 191

September 20, 2019
by Judith Kilborn
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“After panel canceled, CAIR director calls protesters a ‘small fringe group of haters'”

According to the St. Cloud Times,

The panel discussion on dismantling hate crimes wasn’t meant to be controversial.

It was planned as part of a series of forums hosted by the St. Cloud Human Rights Commission, which has previously hosted public forums on housing, bullying and the city’s community policing agreement.

But instead of being able to host a community discussion Wednesday evening, the event at St. Cloud Library was postponed over safety concerns — and now organizers are “working with community partners, local law enforcement, and the FBI to plan a future forum that is safe,” states a news release issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. (https://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2019/09/19/after-panel-canceled-cair-director-calls-protesters-fringe-hate-group-jaylani-hussein-st-cloud/2373650001/)

The article has lots of helpful details that can give you a fuller picture of the cancellation of this local event.

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