133 votes were rejected by the tabulator at the Barre City Meeting, Clerk Carolyn Dawes ordered them transcribed and tabulated. Former candidate Brian Judd asks penetrating questions about what happened and why.
It’s all about being an ambassador.
After months of discussions, proposals, and counter proposals, including a contentious November 16 virtual debate, where Mayor Lucas Herring had four over-eager participants ejected, The Barre City Council finally approved a compromise to raise the BLM flag through December, but also the “Thin Blue Line” flag in January. “Clearly we’re not all on the same page here,” stated one attendee. That turn of phrase could be a sublime microcosm for the American public’s polarizing reaction to BLM.
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A pro-BLM flag supporter on the Council condemned the “hatred” of the pro-police flag, and said there are people in Barre who “cannot see past their hatred.”