Protest attracted small crowd to Confederation Building
A protest on Friday morning to oppose the province's budget cuts attracted a small number of people, and most of them showed up to protest other causes, as well.
Event organizer Mike Kelly came up from Marystown to protest the recent cuts.
"This government is out of control. They don't seem to be ruling with any sort of direction, or any idea or knowledge of what they're doing," Kelly said.
"They're just out of control completely — like a runaway freight train."
Some of the protesters were students concerned with the future of their education after cuts to the school system.
Other people, like Fred Winsor, were there to protest other issues.
"Our issue is the fracking in the province and the lack of any regulations to protect peoples' property and to protect our water from this process," Winsor said.
The group got some support from the opposition parties, as well.
Liberal MHA Andrew Parsons said government should have been paying more attention to the province's finances.
"They want to talk about policing us on Facebook — if they had been policing our finances in the same manner, we might not be in the mess that we're in right now," Parsons said.
The protest was meant to last into the afternoon, but the demonstration ended before noon because of turnout and weather conditions.
Organizers said they're going to try this again, and next time they're hoping they can get more people out.