Minneapolis Suburb Restores Pledge of Allegiance to City Council Meetings After Trump Joins Backlash

July 17, 2019 AT 8:37 AM

A Minneapolis suburb’s city council voted unanimously Monday night to reverse its decision to nix the Pledge of Allegiance from its meetings after it was met with outrage — including from President Trump.

According to the Star Tribune, the city council said that the criticism has taken a toll on the staff and kept the city from doing its work. More than 100 people packed the City Council chambers Monday night to protest its June 17 decision to nix the pledge after a similar protest took place last week.

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