The Counterprotest Must Go On
By the way, I would be shirking my agitator’s duty if I didn’t highlight some folks who managed to get out to Fall River and counterprotest the picket that didn’t happen:
But even though a judge had said such picketing would be legal, the union didn’t show up. Instead, two Portsmouth residents stood outside the hospital on Middle Avenue to picket the teachers’ union. Forest Golden and Joe Robicheau held up signs in front of the main entrance to the hospital that read, “Tiverton School Committee: Taxpayer Heroes” and “NEA: Professional Bullies.”
“We’re here to picket the picketers,” Mr. Golden said. “We support the School Committee. I applaud them for holding the line on spending.”
Town Council members Joanne M. Arruda and Jay Edwards also turned up at St. Anne’s Hospital to support Ms. deMedeiros.