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By Ken Stern 

50 rally for democracy Jan. 6 in Anacortes

 

January 12, 2022

RALLYING FOR DEMOCRACY – Your fellow citizens were out some 50-strong on Commercial Avenue and 13th Street in Anacortes from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 6. They were all for voting rights. They were against stealing elections. – Photo by Ken Stern

Some 50 Skagitonians brought their flags, their signs and their concern for the present and future state of democracy in this country to the intersection of Commercial Avenue and 13th Street in Anacortes last Thursday. The preprinted signs read “Remember Jan. 6. Senators Protect Our Democracy Now.”

As across the country, citizens on Commercial Avenue gathered in recognition of and against the attempted Jan. 6, 2021 riot summed up by an Associated Press reporter writing last Thursday: “The violent storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters bent on upending the election of Joe...



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