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Pine Ridge community activists plan several more petition signing opportunities

Pine Ridge, SC (Paul Kirby) - Judy Cooper, the Pine Ridge resident who has been organizing the petition drive and protest against the elected leaders of Pine Ridge and their actions that led to the demise of Pine Ridge's Police Department, says she’s organized  several other petition signings. These petitions demand the resignation of Pine Ridge Mayor and Police Commissioner Robert Wells. 

On the afternoon of Thursday, October 22 starting at 1:45 p.m., several members of the community will be at the town hall at 2757 Fish Hatchery Road where people can drive through and sign the petition. Cooper says her group will stay there until 3:00 or 3:30 p.m. depending on traffic. They will have a petition for people who live both inside and outside of the town limits to sign. 

Cooper said she and her friends will also have signs supporting the police and demanding Well’s resignation. People are being encouraged to create signs for their cars to let the mayor know how they feel about the last officers of the Pine Ridge Police Department resigning last week. 

From 4 until 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening, the small group will be out front of the Arborgate Recreation Center. This is located at 1541 Coolbrook Drive. This will be a petition signing for residents of Arborgate subdivision only. 

Cooper said that in the coming days, the group will attempt to get to each subdivision with the petition for their residents to sign. She said that people should pay attention to Facebook page What's Happening in and around the Town of Pine Ridge and South Congaree for additional information.

If Pine Ridge residents are interested in organizing a car parade supporting the police, they will need to respond to posts on Facebook expressing their interest by Friday, October 23, 2020.Otherwise, plans for a protest car parade on Sunday October 25th at 2:00 p.m. will be cancelled. People are still encouraged to create signs for their vehicles for just everyday travel in and around town. 


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