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By Tracy Thompson
the Times 

Black Lives Matter rally draws a peaceful, thoughtful crowd

Second protest gathers larger crowd


Lane Gwinn

Over a thousand peole gathered on Main Street near Land Title Plaza for the Peace Rally on Sunday, June 7.

WALLA WALLA-A grassroots group of people of color from the Walla Walla Valley community organized a second Peace Rally on Sunday, June 7 near Walla Walla's Land Title Plaza. With impassioned speakers and music, the rally gave a platform for people of color to be heard and for non-POC to listen.

The gathering attracted a larger crowd than the May 31 rally at the same location. Estimates of crowd size for both events vary from several hundred to over 2,000. There is no disagreement, however, to the fact that the crowd was peaceful and impactful. Diverse in age and color, all assembled safely...

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