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‘Everyone is welcome’: Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market returns after shutdown

Melanie Wong | Aug 19, 201903:13 AM     3

Now our farmers markets have become battlegrounds.

" . . . But changes in the market’s atmosphere were obvious. Police patrolled between the stands. People eyed the emergency vehicles blocking off car access to the streets surrounding the market as part of new safety features added after the suspension.

Some vendors were missing, choosing instead to sell at a makeshift market that sprung up in the Bloomingfoods East parking lot while the city market was shut down.

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton said shutting the market down temporarily was the right move, even though it was difficult.

Although he opposes white supremacy, he said Bloomington has to hold up the constitutional right to speech but also make it clear the city is against hatred. . . "

https://www.thedailybeast.com/farmers...

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/whit...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/18/us...

‘Everyone is welcome’: Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market returns after shutdown

The market was suspended after protests over a vendor with alleged white nationalist ties.

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