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'War on Christmas,' sidewalk law draw protesters

Posted: December 23, 2011 - 1:08am

ANCHORAGE — Two protests converged Thursday at Anchorage city hall.

One group protested the city’s new ban on sitting on the sidewalk in downtown Anchorage. The other protested what they see as a war on Christmas.

In all fewer than 25 people took part during the noontime demonstration with police and security looking on.

The peaceful protest included the singing of Christmas songs to protest what participants see as the removal of religion from the holiday, including the phrase “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”

Members also sang a song in Latin to protest English only laws.

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