SPOKANE, Wash. — Dozens of supporters and protesters filled the streets of downtown Spokane Saturday as the Spokane Public Library was getting ready for its Drag Queen Story Hour.
This was the second time the event was held by the library. The South Hill library held the same event on June 15.
Many of the supporters and protesters were vocal about their opinions. Some brought instruments and their own microphones to express their views.
During the event, two drag queens read children's books to those who attended.
On its Facebook page, the library wrote out specific rules it wanted those attending to follow. It allowed a maximum of two adults to be admitted per child or group of children. It was also a first-come, first-serve basis.
Spokane police officers were present to regulate the supporters and protesters.
A Baptist pastor was arrested during the protest of the first Drag Queen Story Hour.
Afshin Yaghtin was arrested for obstructing an officer and posted a $1,000 bond Monday. He was the only person to get arrested at the protest. Yaghtin is a pastor at New Covenant Baptist Church.