Sedro-Woolley Stands Up Against Racism


Bella Rinne

Sedro-Woolley senior and Running Start student Ashton Constantine holds sign towards passing traffic.

Bella Rinne, Chief Editor

About 100 children, teenagers and adults gathered to stand up against racism on July 25 in downtown Sedro-Woolley. The protest was organized by the Sedro-Woolley Against Racism Movement, or S.W.A.R.M., led by 2019 Sedro-Woolley graduate Llyra Roe. 

Many protesters stood for hours in the heat, facing the town with signs held high. Familiar faces were found in the crowd, including Sedro-Woolley high school staff and students. 

Officers patrolled for threats to the peaceful protest, including Chief Lin Tucker. Despite warnings regarding counter-protesters, negative onlookers were few and far between. Demonstrators received many honks, thumbs-ups and fists held in support of the cause.