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By Matthew O. Stephens

Protesters take to Cheney streets


Last updated 2/3/2022 at 5:12pm

Matthew O. Stephens

Jim Pendleton (right) holds his signs supporting personal freedoms and an end to recent mandates, while Carla Messal (background) holds a "don't tread on me" flag. Other area protesters held various signs supporting similar ideas.

CHENEY – A group of coronavirus anti-mandate protesters and one counter-protester took their signs to the intersection of Betz Road and state Highway 904 on Jan. 29 to present their message to passersby.

One group stood with signs and flags held high voicing the need for freedoms and an end to recently enacted mandates.

Jim Pendleton from the Medical Lake area said his sign says it best: he held up a sign that said "FREEDOM" in bold print.

He said he wants to see an end to what he refers to as government overreach, and that he represents the freedoms of everyone including the people t...

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