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Activists protest in 'Moving Day' for Scott Wagner
A moving van stood outside of state Sen. Scott Wagner's (R-York) office in York City Friday afternoon, where about 30 activists were there to help Wagner "move."
Wagner urged Republicans, in a "code red" alert, that if Democrats get the majority in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, they should sell everything they own in Pennsylvania and move out as fast as they can. On Nov. 3. Democrats got the majority in the Supreme Court and activists came out to Wagner's office to help him follow his own advice.
The activists: About 30 activists showed up to help Wagner move out. Tara Mueller, of York City, stood in front of the van while holding a large protest banner that said "Welcome to the people's court."
"He's so distant from his people," she said.
"We're calling him out on his promise," she said. "There's a lot of things we're not a fan of with Scott Wagner."
Mueller referenced how Wagner wanted to see the schools first-hand, and he used his helicopter to fly over the school.
Among the people was a woman who wasn't holding the same sign as everyone else.
She was holding up her own hand-made sign saying bye to "Scottie" with a drawing of a home being taken to "Tumbuktu" and "Mexico" with "We can help!" underneath the drawing.
The activists chanted "Hey hey, ho ho, Senator Wagner's got to go."
Chad Baker, the local York Democratic Party chair, spoke to the activists through a megaphone.
"We're here today to help Senator Wagner follow up on his advice from himself," said Baker, who added Wagner is not there for the middle class.
Going the distance: Some of the activists at the event came from Pittsburgh. One of them, Donald Cooper, said he was there to be supportive of the people fighting. He said Wagner only cares about the wealthy.
Outcry against activists: Amanda Davidson, of York City, spoke out against the activists.
She said the people organizing the protest are union-funded from Philadelphia, saying they don't belong here.
"It's ridiculous," Davidson said.
When one of the activists was speaking, Davidson called her out for not knowing Wagner's first name.
Wagner did not come out and speak to the crowd and could not be immediately reached Friday night.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org