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Group gathers in opposition to Trump Jr.’s Duluth visit

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DULUTH, MN -- Not everyone welcomed Donald Trump Jr.'s visit to Duluth Wednesday

A group of protesters gathered downtown to make their voices heard.

Activist Aaron Roessler said the group came together to show a united front.

"We are a united people and nothing has come out of this administration except for divisiveness and separation, and that's unacceptable," Roessler said.

Roessler said, instead of dividing people, they worked to show the accomplishments of the labor movement.

"We're a tired group of people, but you can see we're out here and are responding to what's being said, and that's important," Roessler said.

Minnesota's DFL party held a virtual meeting Wednesday, criticizing the Trump administration.

State Representative Liz Olson said Trump Jr.'s visit was an effort to distract from real issues.

"I hope it's a waste of their time to come here and spread their divisive narrative amongst a group of people that really aren't buying it," Olson said. "It's an attempt to divide us."

Both DFL leaders and Duluth protesters have a message for people hoping for change in November.

"Get out and vote November 3rd," Roessler said. "That's the best thing you can do. Vote early. Request your absentee ballot. Vote by mail."

So far, no one from the Biden campaign has visited the Northland. Dr. Jill Biden was in Minneapolis Wednesday on her back-to-school tour.

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