Don’t forget tomorrow’s “Pots and Spoons” Protest

If you’re anywhere near Raleigh tomorrow, please consider taking just a few minutes out of your day to participate in a brief but important protest being organized by and on behalf of people excluded from the state lawmaking process during the last 16 months.  

A coalition of progressive groups is calling on protesters to gather across from the Legislative Building at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday for a “Pots and Spoons protest” modeled on the “cacerolazo” protests that frequently occur in Spanish-speaking countries. It should be a lot of fun.

Also, in an ironic and not surprising development for a group that wouldn’t recognize irony if it was standing right in front of them, the troubled souls at Americans for the Prosperous have announced that they will be on hand to tout their big dollar, Art Pope financed ad campaign in defense of the conservative General Assembly and to distribute earplugs. What better symbol for the the closed-minded people running the General Assembly?

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  1. Frank Burns

    May 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Does anyone really think that this type of protest will be taken seriously by anyone?

  2. Jeremy

    May 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I for one can’t wait! Come join the fun, Frank – you might enjoy acting outside that square box of yours!

  3. Alex

    May 16, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I’m still amazed there were no protests at UNC when Bloomberg ( a 1percenter) gave the commencement address ! Do Democratic one-percenters get a pass ?

  4. Jack

    May 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Come on Frank. It’s fun to practice constitutional rights. The pots and spoons is a twofer. The right to assemble and the right to free speech. What can be more American than that?

    You practice free speech here why not out on the street where the rubber meets the road? So to speak.

  5. Frank Burns

    May 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t know but banging pots and pans seems a trifle juvenile. Surely people can engage in protest in a more dignified manner.

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