Plain Talk: 'I never thought in my life I would have to act as a sentry in my own community'

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Protestors and police in downtown Fargo just after teargas is released. Nick Brodway / WDAY News
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On this episode of Plain Talk, columnist Raheem Williams, who is also a resident of downtown Fargo, talks about living through the violent protests which took place there over the weekend.

"I never thought in my life I would have to act as a sentry in my own community," Williams told me.

We discussed what he saw and did, how the protests evolved from something peaceful to something ugly, and the frustration which comes from watching a righteous cause get undermined by violent thugs.

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Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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