Day 51 – The weather decided to play nice today, the temperature hit 73 degrees and the sun was shining. There was a large showing from the members who were chanting “Up Up Up with the Union!”
The striking members took full advantage of the nice weather and were jumping rope.
The strikers were celebrating one of their birthdays and they all sang the Happy Birthday song. It is nice to see such a large group of people supporting one another while standing up for what they believe in. This is now day 51 and there is no end in sight, it can get very discouraging not seeing any progress but believe me there is a lot of things going on to try and resolve this unfair strike. Everyone supports you!
Do you remember this guy? I wonder whatever happened to him. The security force that the nursing home has hired is still here but I have not seen hide nor hair of this guy.
We attended the community council meeting at the 50th precinct tonight and were able to speak about all the issues the community is facing because of the strike as well as how we the community are being treated by the police department. We have settled some of the uncertain issues like parking, according to the Captain there will be no parking from Giles Place to just after the nursing home on Cannon Place. Although it is not great that there is no parking at least we now know that THERE IS NO PARKING. Hopefully this will be enforced across the board and not selectively.
Karen was able to air her grievance about the insensitive way we were treated at the candle light vigil. Karen was making a speech and just at the time she was reciting the speech that Martin Luther King Jr. made, the police decided to back up one of their vans and reposition it on Giles Place. From my point of view this was unnecessary and caused a lot of noise from the back up alarm for no reason. If the van had to move which was stated at the meeting, it could have just pulled off and not reversed out of Cannon Place. We did receive an apology from the Captain as well as the Lieutenant that was on duty that evening.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!