Anti-wind project protesters "rising up" as they take to the roads
About 200 tractors, trucks and cars made their way down a 30-kilometre stretch of Highway 402 Saturday morning as part of a protest against wind turbines.
It was organized by the Ontario Wind Resistance and Middlesex Lambton Wind Action Group.
The rally started near the Forest Town Line exit and made its way to Strathroy.
The highway was closed for a few hours to ensure safety.
Protesters gathered at the Gemini Sportsplex in Strathroy for speeches.
Lisa MacLeod, energy critic for the Ontario Conservatives, was on hand, along with local MPPs, including Monte McNaughton, Bob Bailey and Lisa Thompson.
“Rural Ontario is rising up …peacefully … in an effort to tell the Ontario Liberals they’re not going to take it any more,” MacLeod said.
She said her party would put a moratorium on all wind turbine energy projects and give decision making control over the projects to municipal governments.