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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Protesters turn out to Koko's Bartini

Pasco city councilman, Benton County Sheriff among speakers


Last updated 12/10/2020 at 2:09pm

Roger Harnack | Franklin Connection

Dana Slovak, owner of Koko's Bartini in Kennewick, stands with a sign calling out Gov. Jay Inslee as "non-essential."

KENNEWICK — Hundreds of supporters turned out Saturday night to help Dana Slovak in his fight to keep his restaurant and bar open amid unconstitutional coronavirus mandates.

Outside, about 75 protesters braved the cold to wave flags and carry protest signs. Motorists passing by Slovak's 4309 W. 27th Place Suite No. 100 restaurant honked in support. Inside, tables filled up, emptied and filled again with customers wanting to dine inside the upscape establishment.

"I'm trying to stay humble," Slovak said of the turnout and support for his effort to stay oepn amid Gov. Jay Inslee's orders sh...

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