DaTechGuy at the Demoulas / Market Basket Rally July 18th 2013

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DaTechGuy at the Demoulas / Market Basket Rally July 18th 2013

Thurs­day I took a trip to Andover MA to take a look at the Protests that were tak­ing place in Favor of Arthur T Demoulas that I wrote about here and here.

Despite 8090 degree weather there were HUN­DREDS Of peo­ple there to express their sup­port for cur­rent CEO Arthur T, with a vari­ety of signs and T-​Shirts to express said sup­port. I waded into the crowd to get their thoughts:

I started with two young ladies near where I parked on the side of the road:

I crossed the Street and inter­viewed Jeremy

Then Kelly

I walked down the road a bit look­ing for more inter­views, on the way I talked to a police offi­cer who told me there was absolutely no trou­ble from the pro­test­ers, given the heat that says a lot.

I spoke to Tara

and found out that I was park­ing where the police didn’t want me to, so I moved the car far­ther up the road park­ing in front of a cou­ple of NESN trucks fig­ur­ing if their spot was OK so was mine.

I had a hard time get­ting the peo­ple in the main protest to talk at first although a few of them had read my two pieces on the sub­ject. But Michelle jumped right in.

She then held the cam­era for me while I recorded my sub­scrip­tion com­men­tary (Half of which didn’t save drat!) and a gen­eral com­men­tary which I’ll fin­ish with.

I then crossed the street and talked to Dora

Then Chuck

Then Ryan

I couldn’t for the life of me find some­one from Fitch­burg but as my voice was dying I finally found some­one from Leomin­ster which is as close as it gets

I’ll fin­ish with my own commentary

Two Quick thoughts.

I’ve seen a lot of protests, I know astro­turf when it’s in front of me, this protest wasn’t astro­turf, it was more like a tea party protests with peo­ple tak­ing care of each other.

Look and lis­ten to that final inter­view and you will see the secret of why hun­dreds of non-​union work­ers will protest on behalf of a CEO who is likely is worth more than all of em put together.

I’ll be tying it all together tomor­row with the pictures.

Thursday I took a trip to Andover MA to take a look at the Protests that were taking place in Favor of Arthur T Demoulas that I wrote about here and here.

Despite 80-90 degree weather there were HUNDREDS Of people there to express their support for current CEO Arthur T, with a variety of signs and T-Shirts to express said support. I waded into the crowd to get their thoughts:

I started with two young ladies near where I parked on the side of the road:

I crossed the Street and interviewed Jeremy

Then Kelly

I walked down the road a bit looking for more interviews, on the way I talked to a police officer who told me there was absolutely no trouble from the protesters, given the heat that says a lot.

I spoke to Tara

and found out that I was parking where the police didn’t want me to, so I moved the car farther up the road parking in front of a couple of NESN trucks figuring if their spot was OK so was mine.

I had a hard time getting the people in the main protest to talk at first although a few of them had read my two pieces on the subject. But Michelle jumped right in.

She then held the camera for me while I recorded my subscription commentary (Half of which didn’t save drat!) and a general commentary which I’ll finish with.

I then crossed the street and talked to Dora

Then Chuck

Then Ryan

I couldn’t for the life of me find someone from Fitchburg but as my voice was dying I finally found someone from Leominster which is as close as it gets

I’ll finish with my own commentary

Two Quick thoughts.

I’ve seen a lot of protests, I know astroturf when it’s in front of me, this protest wasn’t astroturf, it was more like a tea party protests with people taking care of each other.

Look and listen to that final interview and you will see the secret of why hundreds of non-union workers will protest on behalf of a CEO who is likely is worth more than all of em put together.

I’ll be tying it all together tomorrow with the pictures.