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Non violent sign waving protest rally in Andrews

  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Barbara Gengler /for South Strand News Protesters wave signs standing up for anti-corruption and freedom of information in Andrews.

A protest rally, with the intent to get the message across to the broken leadership in Andrews to start correcting their actions, took place on June 27 outside Andrews Town Hall.

Andrews Town Council Member Sudha Patel, who organized the rally, said the protestors want to “let the broken leadership know that we are not invisible people that we are people trying to reach the American dream.”

“I was quite disappointed in the mayor and that he reached out to folks that were sitting in the citizens chairs at the Town Council meeting if they had any ideas to let him know,” she said.

“And yet I had just gotten through doing my council report in detail and I’m thinking has he not heard a word I’m thinking.”

“If only I would get some credit or at least if the mayor or council would embrace my ideas that would be extremely helpful,” Patel said.

She said depending on the outcome and how the leadership will take this action will decide on whether or not there are more rallies.

One of those participating in the rally, Roger Williams, said there are problems here.

“Since last November they haven’t picked up yard waste on my property,” he said The county picked it up today.”

And Betty Williams said they cut our water off after 15 days, “I’ve never had my water cut off, I’ve been living here about 50 years.

That really upset me when they did the water. That’s one of the reasons I came up here.”

Dot Pushia and Viola McCray were also among those protesting.

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