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Downtown Pasco Business Owners Hoping Protests Stay Peaceful

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Several business owners including the bakery Antonio Zambrano Montes was shot in front of said they were okay with the local protesters out Wednesday and Thursday night and right now they are just hoping Saturday stays peaceful. Several business owners including the bakery Antonio Zambrano Montes was shot in front of said they were okay with the local protesters out Wednesday and Thursday night and right now they are just hoping Saturday stays peaceful.

PASCO, WA - Downtown Pasco business owners are hoping the protests Saturday stay peaceful. Protesters have big plans for Saturday in downtown Pasco starting at noon.

Organizers are expecting people to come in on buses from around the Northwest to join a rally.

Several business owners including the bakery Antonio Zambrano Montes was shot in front of said they were okay with the local protesters out Wednesday and Thursday night and right now they are just hoping Saturday stays peaceful. 

A makeshift memorial lines that wall outside Vinny's bakery in downtown Pasco.

It is the location where Pasco Police shot and killed Antonio Zambrano Montes and where protesters and law enforcement have gathered the last couple nights.

Owner Vinny Marin Gomez is expecting bigger crowds outside his new bakery Saturday.  

"I think everything is going to be okay," he explained in Spanish.

He says people have been calm so far and he hopes they stay that way.

Meanwhile, around the corner from Vinny's bakery, Juan Rivera is still planning on opening his wireless store during the protest, he says he trusts his customers, his community to keep the rally peaceful.

"The people from here, the people that live around here, that's not what we're worried about," Rivera said, "the scary part is people coming in from other places and not knowing exactly who they are or what kind of, what their real intentions are." 

"I feel good and I feel safe," Vinny explained adding he hopes the sun will shine brighter after this storm.

Both Vinny's Bakery and Rivera Wireless plan on opening Saturday during the protests.

They said so far it has been okay and they are just hoping the extra people joining the protests do not cause tensions to rise and become violent.

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