The Eagan Police Department is seeking information on suspects who vandalized a statue and sprayed graffiti on other property outside the city’s Community Center Tuesday evening.
Police say the damage occurred during a protest that was organized to counter an event planned by police.
The Eagan Police Department posted on its Facebook page Wednesday, stating that officers had scheduled a community conversations event to “hear citizens’ concerns surrounding policing,” but canceled the event when the department learned a competing protest was planned for the same time.
Last night EPD planned a community event but had to cancel due to a protest scheduled to occur at our event. Organizers of the protest said it was going to be peaceful but as you can see it was not. Please call our tip line at (651) 675-5799 with any information. pic.twitter.com/TnR8D2YNjr
— Eagan Police (@EaganPolice) August 5, 2020
Although protest organizers said their event would be a peaceful rally, the post stated “this was far from the case.”
Police indicated that protesters showed up and vandalized property, including a police statue that was spray-painted with an expletive and “BLM.” Another photo showed a woman spray-painting a wall with another expletive.
Police are asking that anyone with information who can identify the vandalism suspects contact (651) 675-5799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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