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Demonstrators protest I-1100 and I-1105

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PASCO, Wash. -- A group of demonstrators took to the street in West Pasco protesting Initiatives 1100 and 1105 just days before the election.

About 15 people held up signs and wore shirts that said to vote "no" on the two initiatives which would privatize liquor sales. Most of the people protesting are employees of the Washington state-run liquor stores.

They say about 800 of them would be out of jobs if these initiatives pass.

Rick Black tells KNDU, "you're going to see a lot more crime, a lot more unsafety, DWI's and various things going on that are unsafe for the general public."

The protesters also handed out pamphlets that said about $370 million come back to our counties and state in taxes collected from liquor sales.