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Heated clash at Bloomfield Town Council meeting sparked by controversial Facebook comment

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Tempers flare inside a Bloomfield Town Council meeting, and it all leads back to a controversial Facebook post calling a group of black parents ‘a hate group.’

A meeting of the Bloomfield Town Council quickly went off the rails Monday night, descending into absolute chaos.

The mayor calling a recess to calm tempers, even physically intervening when the gavel didn’t work. The shouting inside was followed by more shouting outside.

The fuss has to do with this controversial Facebook post penned by Councilman Joseph Merritt calling a group of black parents advocating against a double-digit education budget cut a ‘hate group.’

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