Solidarity celebration draws hundreds to Bloomington

Hundreds of people gathered at the Dar Al Farooq Youth and Family Center in Bloomington Aug. 8 for a solidarity rally on the soccer field behind the building, the site of an explosion three days earlier.

The audience heard from elected officials and religious leaders who expressed unity amongst Minnesotans. The gathering had a celebratory tone, with members of Minnesota’s Muslim community thanking the community for its support and occasionally offering moments of levity. The rally concluded with volunteers serving donated beef and vegetable sambusa. (Sun Current staff photos by Mike Hanks)