The Minnesota State fair brings together over 2,000,000 who enjoy people watching, a wide variety of fair food and entertainment.
Politicians also use the large gathering of potential voters as an opportunity to get some facetime with voters. Both the DFL and Republican Party have booths staffed by mostly volunteers who greet fairgoers, try to sell merchandise, and register new voters.
In a dark turn for the typically friendly State Fair, leftwing Minnesota activists have begun to harass and assault with Republican candidates and volunteers.
Republican US Senate Candidate Rob Barret Jr tweeted “The amount of anger, middle fingers, f-words, and general yelling was beyond belief at the GOP booth today…”
The amount of anger, middle fingers, f-words and general yelling was beyond belief at the GOP booth today. I wonder if the DFL booth gets the same treatment. (I sure hope not) #four32
— Rob Barrett Jr. for Senate (@RobSenate) August 24, 2019
MNGOP Secretary Barb Sutter and MNGOP activist Jonathan Aanestad also reported violent and abusive behavior.
Things took a turn for the worst when an Anti-Trump activist sexually assaulted a female volunteer. A police report has been filed.
The State Fair police are still investigating the assault, and KSTP reported the following statement
“We understand that the political climate is really important and there are people who have very strong feelings on both sides that they’re on, about anything that they’re passionate about. So we would like to remind people that this is a family fair and just to be on their best behavior.”
VIDEO VIA KSTP
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