Shannon Violette of Lewiston places flowers on the steps of Lewiston’s City Hall Monday morning as others, including event organizer Ben Chin, background, sing “Amazing Grace.” Like Violette, most in attendance have lost friends and/or relatives to opioid addiction. The rally was organized to bring awareneness to the crisis with hopes of City Hall creating new policies to help combat the problem.

Sherry Monteith, left, of Lewiston, who lost her sister to an overdose, listens to Ben Chin, center, speak about the drug crisis gripping the city and country during a rally at the entrance of Lewiston’s City Hall Monday morning to protest the city’s perceived inaction to the crisis.

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