SPOKANE, Wash. — The Unitarian Universalists Association held a rally in downtown Spokane on Thursday afternoon against plans for a new Spokane County Jail. KREM's Alexa Block estimated that between 1,000 to 1,250 people took part in the protest based on how many people are attending the UUA's annual meeting. Block said the convention has 2,500 attendees and that UUA thinks about half were at the protest. UUA oversees the Unitarian Universalist religious movement happening across the country. Most of the protesters were from around the country, Block said. "It's a show of solidarity on behalf of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Unitarian Universalists from all over the country together to address the issue of potentially increasing the prison population in our community," said Unitarian Universalist Spokane Church Minister Todd Eklof.
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