Protesters gathered at the Minneapolis home of an individual who was hosting a fundraiser attended by Rep. Angie Craig Thursday due to her vote to censure Democratic colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib, according to videos published on social media.
“Tell Angie to come out,” a person says in a video of the activists ringing the doorbell of a private home on Nov. 9.
“MN Palestine solidarity activists confront Rep. Angie Craig for voting to CENSURE Rep. Rashida Tlaib and FUNDRAISING during a US-FUNDED GENOCIDE!” said a post on X from the Minnesota Anti-War Committee, which shared the video of the incident.
Pro-Palestine activists protested outside a home last night where Angie Craig was attending a fundraiser and confronted the homeowners. They were upset with Craig's vote to censure Rashida Tlaib. pic.twitter.com/plaLWTnB7K
— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) November 10, 2023
The video shows protesters ringing the doorbell and confronting the homeowners, asking them to “tell Angie to come out.”
“This is my house,” the woman who answered the door said. “I would like to talk with you though, because you don’t know what I believe.” A man can be seen coming to the door and telling the woman not to talk to the protesters.
“My brothers and sisters are being slaughtered,” the protester said. “I know, I know,” the woman responded. “But this is my house and you don’t know what I believe.”
After the man shut and locked the front door, the protester continued yelling, “I want to talk with Angie Craig. Why can’t I talk to Angie Craig?”
According to Minnesota Statutes, the protesters who went to the door could be guilty of a gross misdemeanor. State Statute 609.746 explains that “surreptitious intrusion” includes a person who “enters upon another’s property; surreptitiously gazes, stares, or peeps in the window or any other aperture of a house or place of dwelling of another; and does so with intent to intrude upon or interfere with the privacy of a member of the household.”
A photo posted to X shows a graffitied bus illegally parked half on the grass, half on the street, and a group of people gathered flying Palestinian flags.
Protestors outside home on Lake of the Isles Parkway.
Protesting Rep. Angie Craig who is at the home because her vote to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib. pic.twitter.com/ssC9KNZejf
— Peter Mason (@devomase) November 10, 2023
Rep. Dean Phillips, who is Jewish, is running for president and missed the censure vote but said he would have voted against it.
“While I vehemently oppose the language and contention that inspired the censure, I believe in protecting speech — even when it’s painful to hear,” he said.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, Tlaib’s fellow “Squad” member, also voted against the censure resolution.
Republicans have literally went on TV to say we are going to turn Gaza into a “parking lot."
Where is the condemnation for that??
Where is the condemnation of the 10,000+ Palestinians dying?
We will continue to stand for the dignity and humanity of ALL in the face of… pic.twitter.com/jAfSVXCbNo
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) November 7, 2023
The resolution passed Nov. 7 in a 234-188 vote, with 20 Democrats, including Craig, voting in favor of censuring Tlaib.
Other pro-Palestine protests also took place last week, including one at the State Capitol on Nov. 10, which the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) claimed had 10,000 attendees.
— Freedom Road Socialist Organization – Twin Cities (@FRSO_TwinCities) November 13, 2023
“It is always important to defend the right to say, ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,'” said one of the speakers at the State Capitol march, identified as Meredith Aby-Keirstead, a Bloomington Public Schools teacher. Many consider that slogan to be an explicit call for the destruction of Israel.
The Minnesota chapter of CAIR also shared photos of an additional group protesting Craig’s vote on Nov. 8.