MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The mayor of Superior, Wisconsin is facing fierce backlash after he called President Barack Obama a Muslim.
Protesters packed Superior City Hall on Monday to demand an apology and his resignation.READ MORE: Fire At St. Paul's Sanneh Foundation Now An Arson Investigation
Last week, Mayor Bruce Hagen also said Obama is destroying the U.S. democracy.
The controversial comments drew international attention. Many people from outside the community joined Superior residents on Monday in protest.READ MORE: Vikings Rookie Jaylen Twyman Shot 4 Times In Washington D.C.
“What truly hurts, Mr. Hagen, is not once in the days following your initial comments, when you continued your denigration, not once did you stop and consider the ramifications for the members of this community,” Superior resident Kym Young said.
The mayor told local reporters that he is accepting responsibility for his comments.MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Youths In Custody After Fireworks Display Ignited Inside Eagan Hy-Vee, Police Say
He’s planning to meet with representatives of the local Muslim community when he returns from his holiday vacation.