They lined up in a long row along the sidewalk of West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius last Saturday…over three dozen anti-HOT lane protesters demanding that Thom Tillis, the current State House Representative of Cornelius who is running for US Senate, listen to their complaints. The protest was staged across the street from a campaign event Tillis was scheduled to speak to.
Tillis didn’t listen or acknowledge their presence.
The media did. Two official film crews along with several citizen videographers captured parts of the protest on tape…or the digital equivalent thereof.
Here is Vince Winegardner of WidenI77 speaking to WCCB:
The support for the protesters as acknowledged via horn honks was tremendous. A steady cacophony of beeps kept the protesters in good spirits for the hour and a half they waved signs and shared stories about how traffic has negatively impacted their lives.
Here is a random minute and a half video showcasing the support. This was the norm throughout the event.
Here are some pictures from the event.