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
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
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.