Capitol Live: Protest rally underway in Juneau

Live updates of veto protest.

2 p.m.: Read our fully story from the rally here: ‘Shame on you, 22’: Protesters march to Governor’s Mansion

See more photos from the rally here: PHOTOS: Protesters in downtown Juneau march to Governor’s Mansion

12:25 p.m.

After about 20 minutes, the crowd is beginning to break up. Some are leaving their signs on the mansion’s steps.

Some ralliers attended the protest on their lunch break and had to return to their jobs.

People attend a rally against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes in front of the Capitol on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People attend a rally against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes in front of the Capitol on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

12:30 p.m.

They’re calling out the 22 lawmakers, one by one, with the crowd saying “Shame!” after each name is called.

Some added the names of oil companies.

12:25 p.m.

The crowd is gathered in front of the Governor’s Mansion now, singing and clapping. Rose O’Hara-Jolley of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii is speaking, and condeming lawmakers in Wasilla who did not join the bulk of lawmakers in Juneau for the special session to vote on Dunleavy’s vetoes.

12:20 p.m.

As the crowd marches to the Governor’s Mansion, some are singing “Which side are you on.”

12:10 p.m.

Here’s some photos from the scene:

People attend a rally against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes in front of the Capitol on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People attend a rally against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes in front of the Capitol on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sarah Dunlap holds her “Black Friday” sign at a rally against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes in front of the Capitol on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sarah Dunlap holds her “Black Friday” sign at a rally against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes in front of the Capitol on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

People attend a rally against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes in front of the Capitol on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

People attend a rally against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes in front of the Capitol on Friday, July 12, 2019. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Noon

About 100 people are gathered in front of the Alaska State Capitol for a planned rally protesting Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes and the 22 lawmakers in Wasilla who are not here for the special session in Juneau to vote on Dunleavy’s vetoes.

They are chanting, “Shame on you, 22,” and “Recall, recall.”

They are planning to march to the Governor’s Mansion up the street.


• Contact reporter Peter Segall at 523-2228 or psegall@juneauempire.com.


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