Town's Pledge of Allegiance debate draws protests

According to ABC News' affiliate KSTP, the city council in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, unanimously voted to no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of meetings.
1:46 | 07/11/19

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From outside saint Louis park City Hall. He recited the Vieri words at the forefront of this controversial issue. And proud to be an American now and I just don't find anything good in the pledge of allegiance to the closely. Portuguese side even interrupting council. Yeah plastic yeah same numbers. It is coming saying you know we love our country. Last month the council unanimously voted to no longer recite the pledge of allegiance at the start of meetings many agreed it was an issue of diversity. Want to make sure everyone felt welcome. As a proud American I'm appalled that our. Little suburban communities meeting protocols. Has heard this polarizing conversation. Oh in our community. And what it means keep. The crowd challenged the decision at a study session Monday night to reconsider this move something that doesn't include public comment. I feel like we made a mistake false some apologize for not including the community in the decision others stood their ground evidently here in Minnesota we're. Playing around with their hallowed traditions I think to take things like this. Away from the American people it's very hurtful and it feels to me like we may have missed a step there near Jake spano believes the council's vote was premature. He wants to focus on having a conversation over turning to the pledge my hope is this that. They have an opportunity is for sale you know while we didn't think this was a big deal but boy it really is a big deal so yeah we should have a conversation ultimately they agreed to meet again to figure out a way to engage with the community on this issue. Frustration and anger from the crack it's a no brainer there certainly answered that the government consider.

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