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Estelle Margolis, Political Activist, 92

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Estelle Margolis, longtime Westport political activist, died March 1 at age 92. She was the widow of Manny Margolis, a Westport attorney who had a lifelong devotion to civil liberties and civil rights who died in 2011 at age 85. Estelle Margolis was a familiar sight on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge over the years. She said she began her weekly protests there on June 11, 2005 against U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2013, Margolis pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge of creating a public disturbance after she brought a BB rifle and ammunition to a Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM) session debating gun control. The then 86-year-old grandmother was fined $50. See family-supplied obituary HERE. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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