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UPDATE: Councilman In Indiana Resigns After Calling Protesters 'Uneducated'

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana county councilman has resigned days after he sparked outage by saying during a council meeting that Black Lives Matter protesters were “uneducated” and lamented that they “breed.” Allen County councilman Larry Brown resigned Monday. Numerous groups had demanded that the Republican resign after he said made the comments last Thursday during a council meeting. Brown later apologized for his remarks. He said via email Tuesday in response to a request for comment from The Associated Press that he no comment on his decision to resign, adding, “Everything I say is being taken out of context and used against my family and me.”

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana county councilman has apologized for calling Black Lives Matter protesters “uneducated” and lamenting that they “breed.” Republican Allen County Councilman Larry Brown made the comments Thursday during a council meeting during which members discussed whether they should issue a statement regarding the protests. He said, “As uneducated as they are, obviously, on local government, they do vote and unfortunately, they also breed." In a statement to The Journal Gazette, Brown apologized for his comments, saying they “were totally inappropriate and out of place.” Misti Meehan, chairwoman of the Allen County Democratic Party, condemned Brown’s comments and called for him to resign.