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Song breaks out in Senate – thankfully, not from senators

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on March 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm |
March 4, 2010 3:36 pm

Evergreen State College students interrupted Senate floor action today by breaking into song from the gallery.

Several dozen young people sang out a version of “Amazing Grace” with modified lyrics, in what sounded like a protest of budget cuts to colleges.

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen dispatched a sergeant-at-arms to eject the students from the gallery.

As they finished their song, some Democrats applauded. Sens. Rosa Franklin and Craig Pridemore stood and clapped. Sen. Mike Carrell, whose speech they interrupted, was less pleased, marveling that a bunch of “turkeys” would intrude into a debate over a constitutional amendment.

As the last of the group was escorted away, one yelled out, “Tax the rich, not the poor!”

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