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Pride Protest June 25 

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Photo by Mark McKenna
Vicki Fikes has been maintaining the small garden on the corner of 18th and H streets in Arcata near the North Country Clinic. Earlier in the week, Fikes found a Pride flag that had been displayed in the garden had been burned. After she put a post on social media, the news spread through the community.
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Mike Teigen, of Arcata, saw the posts about the burned Pride flag on Nextdoor and said he came because, “I have been a gay resident of this town for a long time.”
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A participant makes a sign on the spot.
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About a dozen people came out to fight hate on the corner of H and 18th streets in Arcata on Friday after posts on Nextdoor and other social media told of a Pride flag in a garden on the same corner being burned.
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Sylvia van Royen holds a "Bi and Proud" sign as members of the community gathered in Arcata at the corner of 18th and H streets in Arcata Friday after someone burned an LGBTQ+ Pride flag that was displayed in a garden on the same corner earlier in the week.
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In addition to a "Love Joy Peace" flag, several Pride flags made from painted popsicle sticks hung among the trees in the small corner garden.
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Lyn Matthews says Nextdoor posts were part of the dialogue to get folks to protest the burning of a Pride flag.
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Waving a Pride flag on the corner.
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Rainbow flags and beads were everywhere.
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Skyler Jacobs, of Arcata, said, "My partner Draken saw posts on social media about the flag being burned," and they decided to come out and show support.
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Draken Munso and Laine Cohen heard about the flag burning on social media and decided to come support the demonstration.
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Michael Winandy takes the burned flag from Jerryl Lynn Rubin during the demonstration. Winandy saw a post on the Queer Residents Of Humboldt Facebook page and came to show support for the community.
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Aaron Donaldson and his wife Kate heard about it the demonstration on Instagram and came out with their son Callum because they felt it was outrageous and they needed show support.
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Love is Love signs were posted through out the small corner garden.
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Photo by Mark McKenna
Vicki Fikes has been maintaining the small garden on the corner of 18th and H streets in Arcata near the North Country Clinic. Earlier in the week, Fikes found a Pride flag that had been displayed in the garden had been burned. After she put a post on social media, the news spread through the community.

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