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Minneapolis Greek Festival cancels 2021
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 8/7/2021 4:52:01 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minneapolis Greek Festival says its 2021 Taste of Greece event won't go on next month as officials cite unrest in Uptown. In a message on the festival's website, officials say: "Due to the recent unrest in the Uptown district and the realization that we would be unable to find a successful solution to ensure the safety and security of our Festival guests, volunteers, and grounds, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Festival. We have every intent of holding our Festival next year." The 2021 festival was scheduled to run from Friday, September 10


My guess is that Minneapolis residents applaud canceling the long-time festival. They would rather cower in their basements than confront the violent mobs.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: volksford 8/7/2021 5:00:17 PM (No. 871366)
Wait a minute ...what happened to Minnesota Nice ?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/7/2021 5:10:23 PM (No. 871379)
Winston Smith was Greek ???
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/7/2021 5:11:42 PM (No. 871380)
Unrest among the ferals? Say it isn't so...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rivetjoint 8/7/2021 5:33:05 PM (No. 871394)
I gather the Taste of Somalia Festival was also nixed for the time being.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 8/7/2021 5:42:07 PM (No. 871395)
They probably knew attendance would be down dramatically. Until the city gets control of the ferals that have taken over Uptown, nothing but riots, looting, shootings and protests will take place there.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 8/7/2021 6:10:26 PM (No. 871412)
I’m sorry they did this but it’s the right decision. Too many thugs, feral utes, blmers, anti fah types…
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 8/7/2021 6:16:05 PM (No. 871416)
Minnesota Nice was replaced with Mogadishu Violent.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/7/2021 6:20:21 PM (No. 871421)
So basically instead of traditional Greek food, traditional Greek music and traditional Greek "Just having some fun" we will have traditional Somalian looting, traditional Somalian arson and traditional Somalian gunfire. Nice.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Omen55 8/7/2021 6:23:11 PM (No. 871423)
This is what happens when you don't have a real police force. Good luck in getting one!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: voxpopuli 8/7/2021 6:24:43 PM (No. 871424)
few things in case you didn't know this is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the Midwest.. the houses around 34th and Irving average about $700,000 average occupation is a Trial Lawyer.. every house has a BLM sign in front of it it is 4 blocks from the latest riots in Uptown.. mill of the gods grind slowly, but exceedingly fine..
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Newtsche 8/7/2021 6:44:17 PM (No. 871433)
The natives are restless. Well, "natives"...
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Reply 12 - Posted by: formerNYer 8/7/2021 7:01:00 PM (No. 871441)
Defund the police and get Omar to help. Idiots of Minneapolis home of the god-like george crackhead floyd
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Reply 13 - Posted by: harleynyc 8/7/2021 7:31:59 PM (No. 871452)
Obama settled Tens of thousands Somalian refugees in Minnesota. Today there are around 150-200,000. No wonder Ilhan Omar was elected. It was planned.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 8/7/2021 7:34:59 PM (No. 871454)
#13, it started under BillyJeff.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/7/2021 7:46:49 PM (No. 871459)
Do feral black lives matter?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ROLFNader 8/7/2021 7:51:29 PM (No. 871465)
I liked it better in Minniesoda when Uno and Toivo ran the place.....
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Reply 17 - Posted by: GoodDeal 8/7/2021 8:00:30 PM (No. 871478)
I guess a face mask won't stop a 9mm or another caliber of high-velocity ammunition. Forget the delta epsilon gamma sigma x-ray papa tango variant.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Strike3 8/7/2021 8:29:50 PM (No. 871489)
We all know what the successful solution is but city officials do not have the guts to restrain the black folks. How many other things are they going to ruin before they are put under control? When is George Floyd going to be allowed to rest in peace?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 8/7/2021 8:30:36 PM (No. 871490)
Contact Meet Minneapolis at 1.888.676.MPLS Here is a quote from We love living here and we can’t wait to show you why. Explore our vibrant and diverse neighborhoods for that true Minneapolis native experience!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird 8/7/2021 8:42:23 PM (No. 871498)
Probably a swell idea. Used to love attending the Greek Festival in Santa Barbara. A wonderfully festive, joyous event with great music, delicious food and dancing. Everyone having fun. BLM would not like it at all and some of them would show it..
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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird 8/7/2021 8:47:16 PM (No. 871505)
There was a time many years ago when Wisconsinites mocked their Minnesotan neighbors as being a “bunch of dumb Swedes”...
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Reply 22 - Posted by: scottj 8/7/2021 8:56:35 PM (No. 871513)
Uptown unrest? Really? Don't you mean rioting, looting and vandalism?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 8/7/2021 10:32:09 PM (No. 871545)
Once again, BLM has won.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: john56 8/7/2021 11:17:16 PM (No. 871564)
Only a fool would have a public festival in Minneapolis anymore.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: John Farson 8/7/2021 11:19:11 PM (No. 871568)
The city council could hire BlackWater to take out the trash. $25.00 bonus any dead skunk wearing a mask. Hard but fair.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 8/7/2021 11:34:07 PM (No. 871574)
The Greeks don't want no freaks.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 8/8/2021 4:15:27 AM (No. 871632)
Use to go every year! Never again! Mpls. is a no go zone!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: mifla 8/8/2021 4:46:29 AM (No. 871637)
Just as well. Festivals are racist. Am putting it on the list.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: hershey 8/8/2021 8:28:56 AM (No. 871721)
Maybe they should rename it the Black Lives Matter Festival then there wouldn't be a problem...
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Reply 30 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/8/2021 8:34:57 AM (No. 871732)
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Luandir 8/8/2021 11:15:11 AM (No. 871875)
Can't they find 300 Spartans to handle security?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: or gate 8/8/2021 2:35:33 PM (No. 872108)
The Muzzies could sense we are going Muzzie.
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