Protesters: Thou shalt not move monument

image: David Keyes
The Ten Commandments monument isn’t going anywhere for now, but that didn’t stop hundreds from filling Farmin Park on Thursday to protest its possible removal.


The melody of „Amazing Grace“ filled the park as attendees bustled around the monument, holding signs and signing a petition to preserve its location. Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon’s announcement that the monument wouldn’t be moved Thursday didn’t seem to affect turnout for a planned 2 p.m. gathering, which at its peak swelled to hundreds of people.

„I don’t like this at all,“ attendee Gladys Larson said. „There’s no way someone can come into our town and dictate what goes on here.“

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