Statement on the Assault at Gustavus

Monday night's assault against a student on the Gustavus Campus wearing political apparel of their choice was an act of hate and completely contrary to the values of our generation.

The Minnesota Young DFL affirms that assault in all its forms, no matter the motive, is reprehensible and that all people should be free and safe to express themselves, any political opinion, without fear of violence.

This election has increased tensions across our country, but violence is never the answer. Violence only feeds cycles of hate.

Violence is never the answer. Casting your ballot for the candidate of your choice is.

Conrad Zbikowski
Minnesota Young DFL