Posters calling for Dwight Ball's resignation line road to Confederation Building
Posters put up overnight by group of #NLRising protesters
A group of enterprising protesters got together on Saturday night to pepper the roads leading up to the Confederation Building in St. John's with signs calling for Premier Dwight Ball's immediate resignation.
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The protesters were led by Adam Pitcher, who said his group included a mix of grassroots activists, all united by the #NLRising hashtag on social media.
"At this point with so many lies and half truths being told with this government and particularly with our Premier Dwight Ball, we figure it's time for him to resign," said Pitcher.
After several well attended protests yielded few concessions from Ball's government, Pitcher said his group decided to start using any means necessary to get them to listen to their demands.
"The budget is passed now and there's no talking to this government," he said.
"We've been pushing and pushing. It should not be this hard to direct your elected representatives."
Will clean up posters when Ball resigns
At around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Pitcher said 15 people began to work in groups of two and three to put up 240 posters.
"Dwight Ball's face is on every pole from between the Avalon Mall and the Holiday Inn and also up Allandale Road to I believe the Higgins Line intersection, and possibly up to the Mount Scio intersection," he said.
"A lot of people are very excited about it."
He said that if and when Dwight Ball resigns, his group will be organizing a city-wide cleanup to remove the posters, which have been super-glued and taped to the poles.
But until then, Pitcher said his group is still working to figure out their next act of protest.
"We're really stepping up our game now, and we're thinking of more unique ideas."
With files from Jeremy Eaton