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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 05:48 PM

Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins reacts after claiming she was 'held hostage'

Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins reacts after claiming she was 'held hostage' by activists

Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins released a statement after an incident over the weekend where activists surrounded a vehicle she was riding in and didn't allow the vehicle drive away until she signed a document filled with multiple demands.

One of the activists, Donald Hooker Jr., posted video on his Facebook account showing the activists blocking the vehicle, which Jenkins is seen riding in the passenger seat.

In her statement, Jenkins claimed she was verbally attacked and "held 'hostage' against my will."

Her full statement reads: 

Black pain, Black trauma, Black anger is real and justified. What is not justified is the inhumane treatment of other humans because they hold elective office. On Sunday afternoon, while attending a Pride event in Loring Park, something I’ve done on the last weekend in June for the past 20 plus years, I was verbally attacked, berated and held “hostage” against my will by a large group of angry protesters.
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https://www.kare11.com/mobile/article/news/local/minneapolis-city-council-vice-president-jenkins-releases-statement-after-exchange-with-activists/89-c2cb6af7-8730-49fc-889e-e4b16bab7a01

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