Randolph T. Holhut/The Commons
Just some of the 1,500 protesters who marched on Entergyâ€™s corporate headquarters in Brattleboro on Thursday
With additional reporting by Jeff Potter, using the resources of a video of Wrinn’s press conference posted on YouTube by Brattleboro Community Television (BCTV).
Originally published in The Commons issue #145 (Wednesday, March 28, 2012).
“It seemed to be very well organized and controlled, and that was very much appreciated,” Wrinn said.
That sentiment wasn’t unanimously reflected on social media.
In response to a post on WTSA’s Facebook page at 1 p.m. that alerted motorists to traffic on Putney Road “moving very slowly right now,” one listener, John Therieau, of Brattleboro, objected to the march.
“[I’m] not sure how [participants’] need to exercise their right to protest and freedom of speech gives them the right to obstruct my day by fowling up traffic and making a complete mess of our town,” he wrote. “[T]hat in my eyes is a bigger kick in the face of the rest of the town’s rights and freedom to go about our lives.”
“[If] you are trying to gain followers to the cause, stop ticking off those you are trying to gain,” he wrote.
Five people clicked “Like.”
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