Knit 1, Protest too

Jane Palmer of Monkton, Vt., was arrested after refusing to leave the Vermont Gas Systems headquarters in South Burlington on Wednesday. She and four other women were knitting in protest of a planned pipeline. Photo credit: Taylor Dobbs/Vermont Public Radio

Jane Palmer of Monkton, Vt., was arrested after refusing to leave the Vermont Gas Systems headquarters in South Burlington on Wednesday. She and four other women were knitting in protest of a planned pipeline.
Photo credit: Taylor Dobbs/Vermont Public Radio

Last week a “sit-n-knit” took place in Vermont. Not your typical knitter gathering, this event was in support of a protest. Five knitters refused to leave Vermont Gas’ South Burlington, VT, office until their complaints about a gas line expansion were heard.

The protesters sat in the utilities’ waiting room knitting…what would have to be a very civil approach to civil disobedience.

Five police cars were dispatched to quell this protest…yes, you read that right…five police cars for five knitters! You really have to watch out for those knitters, they can be a dangerous bunch.

You can read more here. My favorite part of the article is as follows:

“Palmer was knitting what appeared to be a turquoise scarf, and had knitted about 8 inches of it before Vermont Gas closed at 5 p.m.,” VPR’s reports.

“It is unclear if she was allowed to continue her knitting at the police station,” he adds.

 

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One Response to Knit 1, Protest too

  1. Lenna Kennedy says:

    Very funny. I earned a friend in Burlington about the dangerous knitters.

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