Letter to the editor: For some, recent protest march occurred on highway
I appreciated Patricia Heather Lea’s letter last week, because on Saturday, Jan. 21, I was also heading south on I-89 for the statehouse in Montpelier. I was with my 21-year-old granddaughter who was anxious to get there, when the traffic slowed to a crawl, with at least 20 miles to go. We were not lucky enough to be able to get off at the Middlesex exit to Route 2 as Patricia Lea was, and actually when we reached Montpelier at exit 8, it was blocked off.
As fate would have it, 95 percent of the traffic was also headed to Montpelier. This meant that because the traffic was so slow, we could hold up our signs outside of the car windows, and give our thumbs up approval to each other, shout compliments, and warmly blow our horns in approval. We had our march on I-89.
On the average there were 2-5 people in each car and the cars were backed up for miles, which meant there were approximately another 1,000 people to be counter.
It was disappointing not to have made it to Montpelier, but it certainly was exciting to be part of the I-89 protest march.
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