FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2011
TWO MORE WOMEN ARRESTED OVER PG&E SMART METERS
Angry Protesters Blocked Wellington Driveway- Forced Deployment Shut Down
Rohnert Park CA- A leader of a group of Smart Meter opponents was handcuffed and taken away by police shortly after 8 am this morning. The Rohnert Park police arrested Deborah Tavares and Ilona Gallo for blocking a semi truck carrying a load of Smart Meters. Two dozen PG&E customers gathered at 7:30 am to protest the forced deployment of PG&E Smart Meters.
Alan Horn, who was at the protest stated, “The arresting officer twisted Deborah’s arm in a violent manner which was an unnecessary use of force on a grandmother who is fighting to protect the rights of all children and families.”
After the arrests were made and the police were gone Wellington attempted to move their trucks out of the gate to start their installations and the remaining protesters blocked their exit in a stand off. Wellington retreated back into the gated deployment yard at 9:30 am.
“People are becoming increasingly angry and feeling frustrated and helpless over the continued deployment of radiation Smart Meters that threaten our finances, privacy and our health and safety” stated Sandi Maurer, founder of the EMF Safety Network.
Today’s arrests follow recent arrests of two young mothers who were blocking Smart Meter trucks in West Marin County.
Contact: Sandi Maurer, Founder, EMF Safety Network