Does nighttime noise keep you awake?
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Residents Against Aiport Racket united on the night of January 17, 1999 at the main terminal of the Minneapolis / St. Paul Metropolitan Airport. The pajama demonstration was held to protest nighttime noise.
The event was a HUGE success. ROAR members appeared on most of the local television newscasts, the CBS and NPR stations, and both daily newspapers with a spot story and a column the day after the protest.
While a snowstorm raged outside, about 250 people, including many children, appeared in pajamas to support ROAR's message. Eight of the thirteen Minneapolis City Council members were there (in pajamas of course) as well.
Members created a rumba line stretching the length of the ticketing area, chanting
"Wake up we can't sleep, hey!"
ROAR members ended with a countdown to 10 pm:"5,4,3,2,1,.....shhhhhhh........"
to illustrate their message:
STOP FLYING AFTER 10 PM!
ROAR organizers have received many calls in the past day from new members who saw the coverage. ROAR is being viewed as an emerging political force.
If anyone else want to adopt ROAR's strategy, they would be very happy to consult with you.....in fact, it would be wonderful if we could do this at several airports as part of a drive for a national nighttime flight curfew.
For details and information contact R.T. Rybak at: