[Eric Ginnard - firstname.lastname@example.org]
The protest was organized around farmers and veterans bringing out their equipment and vehicles to demonstrate their size and slow speed. The participants all were against the construction of the NorthPoint Development project because they’re concerned over the increase in truck traffic, which they see as already too bothersome and dangerous in the area.
Larry Christiansen, a farmer from the Peotone area who owns some farmland in the area, has seen his fair share of traffic jams and crashes.
The slow-moving protest caused many drivers to wait for the line of vehicles to pass, and there was a reason for that.
“That’s the whole point of it,” Christiansen said. “To make a point, you need to do this and say we are here way before this other project, and you’re going to jam it up more and more. The traffic is going to get even tighter.”