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Rallies remain 'peaceful' despite low-key faceoff, police say '


August 19, 2020

FREEDOM RALLY participants wave at passing vehicles.

Two rallies held Friday evening in Sweet Home stayed "absolutely peaceful," police said, though participant numbers were up from the week before.

The fourth straight weekly Freedom Rally on the corner of 15th Avenue and Main Street attracted about two dozen participants at its peak.

About the same number lined the sidewalk near a corner of Highways 228 and 20, holding Black Lives Matter and similar signs.

Passing cars honked at both rallies, prompting cheers in response at the Black Lives Matter event and vigorous hand- and flag waving at the Freedom Rally.

At one point, said police Sg...

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