Photos: Hugo residents gather for ‘Unity Rally’ in response to BLM protest

Picture taken by photojournalist Rebecca Brannon.

Hundreds of Hugo residents gathered in Lion’s Park over the weekend for a “Unity Rally” in response to a Black Lives Matter protest the weekend prior.

The Saturday morning event remained peaceful, although a state senator and two House candidates backed out of attending because of “threats and potential for violence.”

The Unity Rally was organized as a positive response to an Aug. 15 Black Lives Matter protest outside the Hugo home of Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis police union.

All photos taken by photojournalist Rebecca Brannon

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