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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 05:20 AM

Is your small town seeing protests?

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My hometown, about 8 or 9000 people, has had 3 so far with several hundred people participating. All have been peaceful, diverse and supported by city police and government officials. I think there was another event yesterday too. We are usually a few steps behind the times so it's interesting to see this happen.

If you are outside a major PA metro area, what are things like in your community?

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Reply Is your small town seeing protests? (Original post)
DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 OP
TEB Jun 2020 #1
Mike Nelson Jun 2020 #2
no_hypocrisy Jun 2020 #3
Kaiserguy Jun 2020 #4
DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 #13
kaycee22 Jun 2020 #15
no_hypocrisy Jun 2020 #16
PJMcK Jun 2020 #5
Freddie Jun 2020 #6
we can do it Jun 2020 #7
Walleye Jun 2020 #8
Freedomofspeech Jun 2020 #9
samnsara Jun 2020 #10
PRETZEL Jun 2020 #11
Kilgore Jun 2020 #12
meow2u3 Jun 2020 #14

Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 05:21 AM

1. No

Only up in Harrisburg 60 miles away

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 05:38 AM

2. Yes...

... yesterday, I went to get some groceries. I was surprised! They were mostly White... home made signs. Several said, "Black Live Matter." MLK was on one sign. Police cars were there to help with traffic. I honked as that was what they asked, to show support... a lot of honking from cars. I was, to restate, very surprised.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 05:40 AM

3. Anything happening in Dubois (Clearfield County)?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 05:57 AM

4. They had one in Bradford

(McKean County) one is planned for Kane also (McKean County )

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Response to Kaiserguy (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 06:25 PM

13. Wow, that is significant to me

There aren't too many people of color in the northern tier of PA.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 08:30 PM

15. Yes

There was one in Clearfield the other day. It looked like a decent turnout for this area.

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Response to kaycee22 (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 10, 2020, 08:38 PM

16. Excellent. My father grew up in Dubois. The KKK marched there during the Twenties.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 06:23 AM

5. Yes

Our house is in Damascus, PA which is in NE Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. Yesterday, there was a protest rally across the river in Callicoon, NY. A cop told me they were expecting 50-60 people but were surprised that there were nearly 300 at the rally.

This is a very rural area and although Callicoon is a weekend destination for some people, it was a real surprise to see so many folks turn out.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 06:34 AM

6. Yes

Quakertown which is in Upper Bucks County and mostly still more small town than suburban. The first protest was last Tuesday. The local RWNJs spread rumors about “Antifa” etc and published on FB that it was cancelled. It wasn’t, was very peaceful. The second was about 300 people in a park downtown, peaceful, everybody wearing masks and keeping their distance. Attended by a number of local clergy.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 06:49 AM

7. Yes Rehoboth Beach Delaware

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 07:25 AM

8. Many towns in Delaware, small and large.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 07:37 AM

9. Our town of about 4300 in SW PA had a peaceful protest on Saturday..

There were about 300 people there. Also there were Veterans with AR 15s and one with a bat. They said they were "protecting" their monument. Scared the hell out of the young children who were attending the march. The same children who have to have safety drills at school because of mass shootings. I knew these hillbillies would do this...they were threatening marchers on the town's Facebook page. One of my friends had to call the police and DA over threats.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 08:49 AM

10. we are a small university town so yes...about peaceful 100 marchers each day.

..I think our population is around 20,000. We are in Central Washington State...

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 08:54 AM

11. Not in the small town I currently live in SE PA

but my hometown in SW PA did and from the photos I've seen on Facebook, there was a pretty good turnout.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 09:08 AM

12. None

I live in a small town in SW Washington

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:09 AM

14. No

I don't see any protests in my town in the Lehigh Valley.

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