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Protesters react to violence at Capitol

By Staff | Jan 11, 2021
Courtesy of: Betsy Headley Protesters in Belfast's Post Office Square Jan. 10 support Black Lives Matter and react to the violence that erupted in Washington D.C., last Wednesday.

Belfast — The weekly Black Lives Matter protest Sunday, Jan. 10, included people reacting to the violence that erupted when a mob forced its way into the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday, disrupting for a time Congress' certification of the election of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice president. At least five people, including a Capitol police officer, died in the rioting.

According to Swanville resident Betsy Headley, who shared her photos with us, more than 50 people attended the rally in Post Office Square, and "the caring and emotions sharing were deeply moving."

Protesters hold signs Jan. 10 in Belfast's Post Office Square. (Photo by: Betsy Headley)
One sign at the Jan. 10 protest in Post Office Square evoked the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, a hero of the Civil Rights movement. (Photo by: Betsy Headley)
A protester reacts to violence that erupted in Washington D.C. Jan.6 during the Jan. 10 rally in Post Office Square. (Photo by: Betsy Headley)
People hold signs supporting Black Lives Matter Jan. 10 in Belfast's Post Office Square. (Photo by: Betsy Headley)
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