Skip to comments.Huge Protest Sign to be Taken Down
Posted on 08/26/2008 12:45:29 PM PDT by Lesforlife
Huge protest sign to be taken down
By Joanna Nasar and Kristi Morhbacker Special to the Rocky
Originally published 12:43 p.m., August 26, 2008 Updated 12:43 p.m., August 26, 2008
GOLDEN - Officials are working to remove a gigantic protest sign unveiled this morning in Golden that is visible from downtown Denver.
The American Right To Life Action unveiled a sign on North Table Mountain with dimensions the groups says set a new record for protest signs as measured by the Guinness Book of World Records. The group hopes delegates, journalists and convention-goers will be able to see the sign which reads, "Destroys uNborn Children."
The sign measures 530 feet tall by 666 feet wide, according to the press release. It has the letters D-N-C in huge yellow capitals arranged vertically.
Former Colorado Republican Party chairman and ARTL Action president Steve Curtis said the group began to hike up the mountain at 1 a.m. and finished erecting the sign at 8:30 a.m.
"The protest sign weighs more than 2,700 pounds and was sewed together with more than four miles of seams connecting 2,400 sheets and backpacked onto location and is being unfurled by 44 letter carriers with spotters a mile away to ensure proper letter placement," said Curtis. Curtis did not return repeated phone calls today.
(Excerpt) Read more at rockymountainnews.com ...
It’s in a public park for cryin’ out loud. Stop calling it a protest sign and just call it one dam big picnic blanket.
No room for free speech in Denver.
That is AWESOME. Pro life rocks Denver and JeffCo
That’s awesome! Are they going to fight the order to take it down? If not, why not?
Thanks for posting this. I’m glad we got the opportunity to see the lettering.
That was hugh!
You can bet if it said KEEP ABORTION LEGAL, there would be nothing but silence.
There was a time when people valued that right. Actually, I suspect that the law enforcement officers who are enforcing the demand to remove the sign are sympathetic. I don't see any sense of urgency in the comments. From the article:
"They had not brought enough water and food. They came down to get water and food. There was a rumor that they went to lunch but it's not true. They are just taking a break," said Andrea Burns, the community relations manager with the Jefferson County Sheriff's office. "Our intention is to take it down as soon as possible, once they are re-hydrated," she said .... Currently, the park is working to have the group remove the sign as soon as possible.
It would be nice if "as soon as possible" turned out to be right after the convention wraps up. I approve of free speech, especially political speech, whether or not I happen to agree with the message.
also works equally well and equally truthfully.
It says DNC Destroys uNborn Children.
“set a new record for protest signs as measured by the Guinness Book of World Records”
Beats pogo stick pole vaulting I suppose.
Yesterday we had Alan Keyes, Jessie Lee Peterson and Rev Clenard
Childress of www.blackgenocide.org at MLK Park a block from
Denver’s new mega PP baby death camp.
Of course the media overlooked our Power in the Park rally,
but Michelle Malkin gave it nice coverage prior to the event.
Will post some photos in a bit.
MOAB! MOAB! MOAB!
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