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PHOTOS: Hundreds Walk To The Polls In Graham, Days After Police Pepper-Sprayed Marchers

Protesters focus on event organizers at a march to the polls organized in Graham, N.C., on Election Day 2020.
Protesters focus on event organizers at a march to the polls organized in Graham, N.C., on Election Day 2020.

Several hundred protesters returned Tuesday afternoon to downtown Graham in Alamance County for an Election Day "peaceful push to the polls" march. The demonstrators engaged in a largely "silent" march and were encouraged to stay on sidewalks and not engage with law enforcement. 

On Saturday, sheriff's deputies and police used pepper spray on marchers in the same location. 

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Protestors focus on event organizers at a march to the polls organized in Graham, N.C. on Election Day, 2020.
Credit Peyton Sickles / For WUNC
Protesters focus on event organizers at a march to the polls organized in Graham, N.C,. on Election Day 2020.

Pastor Dwayne Griffin, 50, waits along with other protesters to begin the march towards the square.
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Pastor Dwayne Griffin, 50, waits along with other protesters to begin the march towards the square.

A protester wearing a hoodie that reads 'I can't breathe' in reference to the killing of Black men at the hands of police listens intently to the woman at the center of the circle.
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A protester wearing a hoodie that reads 'I can't breathe' in reference to the killing of Black men at the hands of police listens intently to the woman at the center of the circle.

Neighborhood residents watch with interest as protesters walk by in silence, with signs in hand.
Credit Peyton Sickles / For WUNC
Neighborhood residents watch with interest as protesters walk by in silence, with signs in hand.

Protestors stand with Confederate flags in hand, as they pose while trampling a Black Lives Matter flag.
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Protesters stand with Confederate flags in hand as they pose while trampling a Black Lives Matter flag.

A protester holds a sign with information on a voter intimidation hotline.
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A protester holds a sign with information on a voter intimidation hotline.


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