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By Roger Harnack
Cheney Free Press 

Two arrested on opening day of legislative session

Persistent rain helped keep many protesters away


Last updated 1/12/2021 at 9:34pm

Roger Harnack | Cheney Free Press

OLYMPIA – Two people were arrested this morning, Monday, Jan. 11, as the Legislature entered session behind locked gates.

Early in the morning, a woman parked her RV in front of one of the gates and refused to move it or leave, the Washington State Patrol reported. When she was arrested for failing to follow a lawful order, one of her friends moved the RV.

Then at precisely 11 a.m. as the Legislature was opening session, a man in his 30s attempted to walk to the Capitol building and was immediately arrested for failing to follow a lawful order, the patrol said.

The patrol has yet to relea...

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