Day 95 & 96 – I know I said there was going to be a part 2 to the Friday post but I just couldn’t get it all done. On Friday Audrey’s family visited the strike line and I was going to add the second post about that. Since I didn’t get it posted on Friday like I wanted I am posting it today as a weekend wrap-up. I usually do an Saturday/Sunday combined post summing up the happenings of the weekend, but since this weekend was calm and not much happened outside I am posting now about Audrey’s family and also some pictures and video of Audrey being laid to rest.
I have added a gallery for Audrey’s funeral. I received permission from Audrey’s family to post the images in the gallery and although it was a very sad time, I thought it would be nice to share with others who were not able to attend the services. You can click here to view the entire gallery. I also received a short video of the final moments when Audrey was laid to rest, you can hear the members singing in the background.
On Friday Audrey’s family came to march in the picket line with all of Audrey’s co-workers and friends. I had the honor of meeting Audrey’s husband and family, to say that they are devastated at their loss is an understatement. My heart went out to all of them and I am so glad they took the time to come to the line and march with Audrey’s co-workers and friends.
I too stood in the pen with everyone chanting the modified chant “Helen, you’re wrong to take away benefits, you’re wrong! Helen, you’re wrong to murder Audrey you’re wrong!”.
You can see that even though there was so much support for Audrey’s family it still was a very sad day and the emotions were too much to hold back for some.
Even though we were all standing there, the scab workers still came out making fun of the strikers, sticking out their tongues, laughing and you can even see one below blowing a kiss to the camera. This goes to show how much lack of respect these people have for others.
There are too many pictures to post all here so I added them to the strike gallery, click here to see them, they start midway down the page and contuinue paging through them when you reach the bottom of the gallery.
Channel 12 News was there to cover the story, thanks Dave for covering this long and drawn out strike. I was trying to get the video from News 12 online for you but I am having problems converting the format. I will have it online soon.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!