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Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden admitted their donations to a fund that will help Minneapolis rioters get back out on the street.

At least 13 Biden campaign staff members made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. The group opposes the practice of cash bail, or making people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment. The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis.

Joe Biden
Joe BidenReuters

Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to Reuters that the former vice president opposes the institution of cash bail as a “modern day debtors prison.”

But the campaign would not answer questions on whether the donations were coordinated within the campaign.

Bates instead pointed to Biden’s comments that protesters have the right to be angry but that more violence won’t solve justice problems.