In what was hailed as “a victory for civil rights,” six disabled activists stormed the Board of Supervisors chamber Tuesday demanding equal opportunity to protest the Richardson’s Grove realignment, or whatever else people without disabilities are always banging on about.
One protester, who identified himself as Forest Gimp, said,”Today we took a big step, so to speak, toward correcting that thing about the trees by that road down I think south of here somewhere.”
“Which absolutely must be stopped,” shouted another activist who declined to give his name but insisted he was not one of the cavemen from the Geico commercials.
“Because if they widen the road, trucks and stuff will drive on it,” one woman yelled.
The protesters looked at each other for a minute. Two of them shrugged.
“Like trucks that aren’t even hybrids,” the woman clarified, pumping her fist.
“Forests forever!” the group chanted.
Sheriff’s deputies eventually cleared the room by offering the activists an opportunity to review the ADA compliance of the jail cells upstairs.
As they boarded the elevator, one said the group would be back to protest at the next raw milk hearing.
When asked if they were for it or against it, several of them nodded emphatically and said yes.Photo credit: Eureka Times-Standard