they came to express their opinions in a public demonstration.
As often with public events around the area, LAKE was there, camera in hand; here's Gretchen Quarterman with a protester.
Police were discretely watching. Upstairs beforehand I heard them being instructed to just watch as long as protesters didn't damage anything, and don't be alarmed at the masks; they were not disguises, just a form of protest.
Here's a video:
Biomass protesters at the
Regular monthly meeting of the Valdosta City Council (VCC),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 April 2011,
Pictures and videos by Gretchen Quarterman and John S. Quarterman
for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
Why there's Valdosta City Council member Deidra White, who also stopped on the steps of City Hall after the meeting to see if anybody wanted to talk to her after all the speeches. Videos of those speeches and the rest of the Valdosta City Council meeting will follow.
More protester pictures are in the flickr set.