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Thousands of people showed up at Showers Plaza in Bloomington for the reopening of the Community Farmers’ Market – including Schooner Creek Farm, the vendor with alleged ties to white supremacist group Identity Evropa.

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The City of Bloomington announced Tuesday it will reopen the Community Farmers' Market this weekend, after a two-week suspension due to threats of violence and amid weeks of unrest over a vendor with alleged ties to a white supremacist group.

In a news release, the city says the market will include some new safety measures, including security cameras, increased presence of police and other public safety officials, "market ambassadors" and clearly marked flyering and expression areas. 

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Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton defended his decision to cancel the city-run farmers’ market on August 3 and August 10 during a public press conference at City Hall Wednesday.

The mayor made the decision after a tense confrontation near an alleged white supremacist’s booth at the market led to the arrest of a protestor.

City of West Lafayette

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis and Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski talk frequently about how well they and their two cities work together.

It’s a key selling point for Greater Lafayette, in fact.

But on the county’s proposed needle exchange program the two appear far apart.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Mayor Dennis about a notable disagreement between the two administrations.

Also on this week’s show, what will West Lafayette’s reaction be to the type of white nationalist rhetoric that showed up in posters on the Purdue campus this week?