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Published May 26, 2011, 07:19 AM

Dozens rally for tolerance in St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of people gathered in downtown St. Cloud Wednesday night to demonstrate against an apparent hate crime.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of people gathered in downtown St. Cloud Wednesday night to demonstrate against an apparent hate crime.

Three men were arrested for beating a 22-year-old St. Louis Park man early Monday in an alley near a bar. Police say the man was attacked because his assailants believed he was gay.

Organizer Janet Cleland-Dullinger says the rally came together quickly through the use of Facebook, Twitter and email. Cleland-Dullinger says demonstrators wanted to show hate crimes won't be tolerated in St. Cloud. She tells WJON (http://bit.ly/lBFHFv ) that everyone has a right to feel safe in their own community and those they visit.

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