Idaho Governor Brad Little releases statement from Saturday’s events in Coeur d’Alene

Idaho governor Brad Little released a statement pertaining to Saturday’s events in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

The governor posted a graphic on his Twitter account, with the title of the graphic being, “Intimidation, scare tactics and violence have no place in our great state.”

The rest of the statement goes as follows:

“All Americans should be able to peacefully express their constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech without the threat of violence. It is what has always set America apart from other nations. I thank the many, many Idahoans from across the political spectrum committed to peacefully demonstrating. I commend our brave men and women in law enforcement for their swift action in Coeur d’Alene this weekend. Their diligence and quick response helped avoid a potentially terrible situation.”

GLAAD, the largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization in the world, released a statement earlier on Sunday as well. 31 people affiliated with the group “Patriot Front” were arrested and charged with conspiracy to riot on Saturday. They were released on bond on Sunday.

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