Somali music festival boos Ilhan Omar in Minnesota: 'Get the f--- out of here'


A viral video shows Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., arriving to a chorus of jeers and booing at a mostly Somali crowd in her homes state over the July 4th weekend.

Omar, 39, made an appearance at the concert featuring Somali singer Soldaan Seraar at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday night, but not everyone was happy to see her.

Omar shared a 14-second clip of her and husband Tim Mynett walking out on stage, but longer videos – which circulated around social media – include people chanting "get out!" and telling the Democrat to "get the f--- out of here."

The videos do not show what prompted such a strong response, but Newsweek reported that some have blamed Omar’s support for abortion and LGBTQ rights for the backlash. ... (Read more)

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