Protesters in Newark rally against high gas prices

Protesters in Newark rally against high gas prices
Protesting the global socio-economic pressures that give rise to higher gasoline prices? By shouting from the rooftops of Newark, New Jersey? Yeah, good luck with that.

Motorists leaned on their car horns as they drove past the Exxon station in Newark this afternoon, voicing their support for a dozen protesters who had gathered there to oppose soaring gas prices.

“Unless people push back,” Hamm said of the escalating gas prices, “it’s just going to get worse.”

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

2 thoughts on “Protesters in Newark rally against high gas prices”

  1. Maybe it’s me but…how is this helping at all? I was curious when I first read the snippet on my RSS, then found upon reading the article in full, that this escapade was organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Gee, great job guys. Picket and harass gas stations, who have no control whatsoever over the price of gas. Does anyone realize that gas stations are owned by independent operators? Do any of you realize that gas stations make 12 cents (or less) per gallon from gas sales? They’re hurting as much as you are. If you want to make a difference, go picket in Washington. Or Exxon’s corporate HQ in Fairfax VA. It is short sighted and frankly ridiculous to place blame on a local retailer just because ‘Exxon’ is hanging on a sign over the entrance, and you all have a bone to pick with Exxon. It’s bad enough that protests in this country in this society don’t matter at all (like your present government cares), it’s worse when a bunch of uppity fools with a title (i.e. ‘The Southern Christian Leadership Conference’…yeah we need one of those)have an axe to grind and don’t think further than their own picket signs.

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  2. Don’t have to go all the way to Va….. Folks can head west on I-78 to picket Exxon near Clinton, NJ. Anyway, it’s a simple-minded approach to pick on gas stations, who have little to no control over the prices they set.

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