Angry kids protest gas prices after losing cable TV
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY - Sadie and Pyper Vance have had just about enough of high gas prices. The sisters are still years away from being old enough to drive, but that doesn't mean the $4 per gallon price tag isn't hitting them as hard as anyone else.
Cable TV was one of the family's budget-cutting casualties, leaving Sadie, 9, and her 7-year-old sister without their favorite cartoons and shows.
"Gas prices are too high," Sadie said. "I just decided to come and protest so they'd go down."
The girls marched through downtown Monday chanting and carrying signs made from old campaign signs.
"All of my mom's monny goes to the gas tank!" Pyper's sign read. Sadie carried a sign asking drivers to honk to lower gas prices - adding that her mom had to cut "cabel."
The girls got some waves and a few thumbs-up to show support.
"I think it's great," said Hamid Tayeb, who was walking past on his lunch break. "It's unfortunate that kids are doing it before we do."
whatever mom drives, good, get off your butts and do something. Maybe mom can join you and walk/bike
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