Friday, May 27, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder Protested in Minneapolis

U.S Attorney General Eric Holder's efforts to talk about youth violence prevention kept being interrupted by several anti-war peace activists sitting in the crowd. They were among those whose homes and offices had been raided by the FBI on Sept. 24, 2010 in a case involving, "providing material support to terrorism," according to the search warrants.

They stood to question Holder about why they are being investigated. Holder told the first protester, Tracy Molm, that he would be happy to talk with her after his speech.
About a half hour later, after several more interruptions from other protesters, Holder was forced to resign from the stage, and retreated to a back room.
Holder then spoke briefly with Tracy Molm. She said he gave her about three minutes, did not answer her questions and told her, "we'll have to agree to disagree."
Holder is scheduled to meet later today with members of Minneapolis' Somali community at Augsburg College where he will perhaps meet with the same fate.

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