MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota State Fair officials say a woman filed a police report Friday night accusing another woman of groping her after a political disagreement at the GOP booth.
According to State Fair police, the report was made just before 9 p.m. The Minnesota Republican Party issued a statement Saturday morning saying the victim was a volunteer working in the GOP booth when the incident occurred.
In a statement, the Republican Party also alleges staff members were harassed and threatened by Democrats Friday night. Police did not release any information indicating they know the political affiliation of the woman involved.
“Physical and sexual assault have absolutely no place in our society and the Minnesota DFL condemns these actions in the strongest possible terms. Going forward, we hope that everyone who attends the Great Minnesota Get-Together will be treated with the respect and compassion that we all deserve,” DFL communications director Brian Evans said in a statement.
State Fair police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call 651-288-4500.