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People march through the streets of downtown Marietta, Ohio on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
People march through the streets of downtown Marietta, Ohio on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)

Photos: Rally in Marietta


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On Saturday, February 25, 2017 people rallied in Marietta, Ohio to get the attention of their Congressman, Bill Johnson. The rally called for a peaceful march through the town to call the Congressman to “the concerns of his constituents in these tumultuous times.” The rally was organized by the Washington Democrat Headquarters who wanted to make clear that the event was not a protest, but a rally for answers from the Congressman.

Larry Block, a 66-year-old man from Belpre, Ohio, protests outside of the Marietta Court House on Febuary 25, 2017. Block, who served in the Vietnam War, said, " Out of all my 66 years Trump is by far the worst president I've ever seen." (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Larry Block, a 66-year-old man from Belpre, Ohio, holds a sign outside of the Marietta Court House on February 25, 2017. Block, who served in the Vietnam War, said, ” Out of all my 66 years Trump is by far the worst president I’ve ever seen.” (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A protester holds a sign in protest of Congressman Bill Johnson in Marietta, Ohio on Febuary 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A marcher holds a sign to get the attention of Congressman Bill Johnson in Marietta, Ohio on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A protester waves a flag in protest of Congressman Bill Johnson in Marietta, Ohio on Febuary 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A rallier waves a flag to gain the attention of Congressman Bill Johnson in Marietta, Ohio on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Protesters march through the streets of downtown Marietta, Ohio on Febuary 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
People march through the streets of downtown Marietta, Ohio on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Protesters make a seat for Congressman Bill Johnson, who they claim have not responded to their concerns, in Marietta, Ohio on Febuary 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Ralliers make a seat for Congressman Bill Johnson, who they claim have not responded to their concerns, in Marietta, Ohio on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Cory Samson, a protest organizer, speaks to the crowd on Febuary 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Cory Samson, a rally organizer, speaks to the crowd on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Ben Ekelman, a senior at Ohio University studying Political science, says the Pledge of Allegience at a protest he helped organized in his hometown of Marietta, Ohio on Febuary 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Ben Ekelman, a senior at Ohio University studying Political science, says the Pledge of Allegiance at a rally he helped organized in his hometown of Marietta, Ohio on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Protesters gather in front of the Start Westward statue in downtown Marietta on Febuary 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
Ralliers gather in front of the Start Westward statue in downtown Marietta on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A protester listens as organizers speak to the crowd on Febuary 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A rallier listens as organizers speak to the crowd on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A dog wears a sign in protest of Congressman Bill Johnson in Marietta, Ohio on Febuary 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)
A dog wears a sign to get the attention of Congressman Bill Johnson in Marietta, Ohio on February 25, 2017. (Camille Fine/WOUB)