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Protestors Join Hands During Pasco City Council Meeting Tuesday Night

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PASCO, WA - A group of about thirty people filled the Pasco City Council Chambers Tuesday night in protest to last Tuesday's fatal officer involved shooting in Pasco. 

The group was peaceful but when asked to give their public comment the entire group formed a semi-circle in front of council members and invited them to join hands with the protestors. 

Council members declined and Mayor Pro-Tem Rebecca Francik said council members must put personal feelings aside and that protestors must understand that council members have to stay neutral on these kinds of issues and look to the results of the investigation. 

One protestor said the council was being insensitive about the shooting death of Antonio Zambrano. 

"We are human also, we are people of this community. Sometimes we have to be careful where we draw that line of compassion and where we have to draw the line of where we have our work to do. There's nothing more that I want then for justice to be served and that's the main reason why am sitting in this chair today," Councilman Saul Martinez responded. 

Protestors say they also wanted council members to know that officers should take a less lethal approach when a suspect is resisting arrest.