The AP reports that Pyper and Sadie Vance, ages 7 and 9, are taking their cute little rage to the streets. The sisters’ parents were forced to cancel their cable because they could no longer afford it due to high gasoline prices. The two fashioned some protest signs and hit the streets in downtown Salt Lake City. Details, inside…
The article says,
Cable TV was one of the family’s budget-cutting casualties, leaving Sadie, 9, and her 7-year-old sister without their favorite cartoons and shows.
“Gas prices are too high,” Sadie said. “I just decided to come and protest so they’d go down.”
The girls marched through downtown Monday chanting and carrying signs made from old campaign signs.
“All of my mom’s monny goes to the gas tank!” Pyper’s sign read. Sadie carried a sign asking drivers to honk to lower gas prices – adding that her mom had to cut “cabel.”
The girls got some waves and a few thumbs-up to show support.
“I think it’s great,” said Hamid Tayeb, who was walking past on his lunch break. “It’s unfortunate that kids are doing it before we do.”
Fight the power!
Angry kids protest gas prices after losing cable TV [AP] (Thanks to Miryam!)