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Rallies take place with 'no issues'


August 5, 2020

Scott Swanson

FREEDOM RALLY participants, above, wave signs and flags Friday evening on the corner of Main Street and 15th Avenue.

Two rallies held in Sweet Home Friday evening, July 31, were peaceful, with "no issues," Police Chief Jeff Lynn said Monday.

A Freedom Rally held at the corner of 15th Avenue and Main Street attracted approximately 60 participants.

Another protest, held on the Main Street sidewalk in front of Sweet Home Family Medicine, drew about half a dozen people holding signs supporting racial equity and other social justice themes.

A full complement of Sweet Home police were augmented by Linn County Sheriff's deputies and Oregon State Police units, who patrolled the areas of both rallies.

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