The Colorado Community Rights Network took their action to the streets, shutting down Governor Hickenlooper’s public talk in their latest direct action activity. At the First Congregational Church in Boulder, Wednesday, June 9, while displaying their banner, the Community Rights protest called out the reasons the Governor cannot be trusted to protect the safety and welfare of its citizens.
In an act of defiance calling out Governor Hickenloopers’ cruel and harsh policies, the Community Rights group expressed their outrage. “We the people of Colorado hold you in contempt,” “We are not going away,” and “No fracking way,” were chanted at full volume.
For those not aware of the Colorado Community Rights efforts and citizen demands, their banner, Frackenlooper Overturning Democracy For Oil and Gas puts their concerns into focus. In the oil and gas production arena where numerous Colorado communities have acted against fracking activities, the Governor rejects the will of the majority stripping away the very democracy of the state he has been elected to protect.
With the Boulder Church in the hands of its citizens in an uproar decrying his state policies and no body guards in place, the Governor crawled off site with his tail between his legs. When the Governor returned an hour later to address the crowd and corrupt the church with his latest dose of corporate PR he had five police officers in tow. Seems our Governor can not leave home without a trail of controversy following his every move. Betrayed but not beaten, We The People, Will Not Go Away.