The St. Louis Park City Council has voted unanimously to reinstate saying the Pledge of Allegiance at its meetings.
The move comes after national backlash over the decision to stop saying the pledge at the start of meetings, including attention from President Donald Trump. On Monday night, council members voted to bring the pledge back for regular meetings twice a month, citing a desire to move past the pledge controversy and focus on more important city business.
Similar to a council session held one week ago, the full council meeting on Monday night featured a jam-packed crowd. This time, protesters opposed to the council's decision were also met with counter-protesters who voiced their support for the council and the city of St. Louis Park.
On June 17, the council approved a resolution to drop the pledge by a 5-0 vote, with one council member and the mayor absent.