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Jane Pierie of Bend displays a sign June 7 during a Black Lives Matter protest in Drake Park.

Thirty-eight civic and religious leaders throughout Bend signed on to a letter sent Friday urging peace and condemning racism.

The letter was sent on the eve of a rally in support of President Donald Trump and the possible presence of right-wing groups in the city, along with counterprotests.

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Thank goodness for such brave leadership. The letter signers are truly inspirational.


Liberals are so predictable as they stand by and watch liberals burn cities and do nothing but any rumor of a non liberal gathering and they panic.

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