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Eagle Harbor UCC joins in Bainbridge Island protest

The Rev. Dee Eisenhauer at the Bainbridge Island protest. Photo courtesy of Chandra Kaur of Eagle Harbor

Bainbridge Island hosted a Black Lives Matter/Native Lives Matter protest on Thursday, June 4, under the leadership of a local group called Kitsap ERACE Coalition, which also arranged protest gatherings in Bremerton and Poulsbo that week. 

In addition to remembering Black lives lost, the community continues to mourn for Stonechild Chiefstick, who was shot by Poulsbo police last July 3.

Hundreds of people, including members of the Suquamish tribe, gathered around the intersection closest to the ferry terminal, stretching out in four directions along the roadside in an effort to maintain some measure of social distancing. 

After an hour of chanting and a few words from organizers, the crowd processed a few blocks to Bainbridge City Hall, briefly blocking regular traffic in the compact downtown area, said the Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, pastor of Eagle Harbor UCC.   

“About a dozen people from Eagle Harbor UCC participated, but it may have been more because it was hard to recognize people under their masks and of course we did not congregate as a unit,” she said.  

“It was a peaceful intergenerational event attended by quite a few local religious leaders,” she said. 

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