Biomass protesters @ VCC 7 April 2011

You’ve seen them before and here they are again: biomass protesters, this time outside Valdosta City Hall, 7 April 2011.

Old and young,

black and white,

tall and small,

they came to express their opinions in a public demonstration.

As often with public events around the area, LAKE was there, camera in hand; here’s Gretchen Quarterman with a protester.


This time the newspaper of record, The Valdosta Daily Times (VDT) was there in the persons of its principal photographer, Paul Leavy and its political reporter, David Rodock.

Police were discretely watching. Upstairs beforehand I heard them being instructed to just watch as long as protesters didn’t damage anything, and don’t be alarmed at the masks; they were not disguises, just a form of protest.

Here’s a video:

Biomass protesters at the
Regular monthly meeting of the Valdosta City Council (VCC),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 April 2011,
Pictures and videos by Gretchen Quarterman and John S. Quarterman
for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.

Why there’s Valdosta City Council member Deidra White, who also stopped on the steps of City Hall after the meeting to see if anybody wanted to talk to her after all the speeches. Videos of those speeches and the rest of the Valdosta City Council meeting will follow.

More protester pictures are in the flickr set.


2 thoughts on “Biomass protesters @ VCC 7 April 2011

  1. Thank You

    Thank you Deidra White, for having the courage to come in and leave via the front door instead of the back door like all the rest of the City Council.
    I hope voters are taking note.

  2. Ain't Gonna Stake Out the Back Door Either

    I talk to her (and so do most of the WACE folks) in person, on the phone, and via email. I don’t wait around to buttonhole anyone, because, in the immortal words of Jon Stewart, I’ve “got sh*t to do.”
    Peace. Love. and Understanding.

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