Posted on May 15, 2023

Rioting Erupts as Somalian Supporters of Democrat Minneapolis City Council Candidate Turn To ‘Political Violence’

Katie Daviscourt, Post Millennial, May 14, 2023

A riot erupted in Minnesota during Democrat nominations for Minneapolis City Council on Saturday, which led to no candidate being chosen in Ward 10 after officials were forced to shut down the event over safety concerns.

Somalian supporters of city council candidate Nasri Warsame turned to political violence and reportedly assaulted Minneapolis city council member Aisha Chughtai and her supporters when she took the stage to speak at the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party’s endorsing convention, the Star Tribune reports.

Video shows Warsame supporters forcefully jumping on stage, banging on tables, waving signs, and shouting over both Chughtai and her supporters.


Later that evening, Chughtat released a statement about the event on her website and alleged that Warsome’s supporters “assaulted” more than a dozen of both her supporters and DFL staff when they “charged the stage” as she was about to begin her campaign speech.