MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Mayor-elect Jacob Frey said “hate has no place in Minneapolis” over the weekend after a white nationalist group reportedly left a memorial to Justine Damond outside a city police station.

On Friday, the group Identity Evropa reportedly erected a shrine to Damond outside the 5th Precinct building in south Minneapolis. Photos showed the display with candles, flowers, cards reading “United We Stand,” and a framed photo of Damond.

According to the Star Tribune, the shrine was destroyed a day later, with the remnants of the candles littering the ground. Damond’s picture had been removed.

On Saturday night, the city’s mayor-elect called the tactics used by the white nationalist group “disgusting.”

“I condemn the perpetrators and their tactics in the strongest possible terms,” Frey said in a statement. “Identity Evropa and those who share their values have no place in our city. Hate has no place in Minneapolis. Period.”

identity evropa shrine White Nationalist Group Erects Memorial To Justine Damond; Mayor Elect Calls Tactics Disgusting

(credit: Identity evropa_)

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors hate groups, Identity Evropa emerged in 2016 as a white supremacist group focused on recruiting young people.

Damond, 40, was fatally shot in July by Minneapolis police officer Mohammed Noor. Before the shooting, the Australian native had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.

Shortly after Moor and his partner arrived at the scene, Damond suffered the fatal gunshot wound. She died in the alley.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Recently, however, tensions have risen as activists and Damond’s family have demand answers.

Frustration was even heard from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Earlier this month, he was recorded on video criticizing the pace of the investigation. He later apologized for making those comments.

Previously, Freeman had said a decision on charges would come by the end of the year.

Comments (17)
  1. frey the libturd freak…. no hate in the shrine…just united we stand…

  2. “Disgusting” to set up a memorial for a victim of an unlawful police shooting? I guess I have to side with the white nationalists, rather than the mayor-elect.

    1. Don’t they realize that their response to Identity Evropa efforts is the best recruiting advertisement IE could have ever wished for?

  3. “Shortly after Moor and his partner arrived at the scene, Damond suffered the fatal gunshot wound. She died in the alley.”

    This is lying by omission.
    Moor shot Damond.

  4. Well I know who I find obviously full of “hate” & I find him disgusting. Seems like some “hate” is more equal than others

  5. The only “hate” in that city is this poor woman being murdered and no charges being brought against this man.

  6. It seems like Identity Evropa is a movement of *love* — they love their people and want to remember them when struck down by foreigners who shouldn’t even be here.

  7. Ava Wagner says:

    Just goes to show the hypocrisy and lunacy of the climate of “political correctness”. When the victim is a so called “minority” BLM/CAIR/La Raza are allowed to block traffic, and destroy property and scream for the death of police for weeks on end, but when an innocent white woman is murdered, civilized white men place flowers, candles and a picture and it is quickly torn down and rebuked. When will people wake up and realize their really is a war on whites going on!

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