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Local Residents Protest High Gas Prices

April 2, 2023

A few residents had on April 2nd, gathered at Riverview Park in Sebastian near Speedway, to protest the high gas prices. There have been some that have blamed the high gas prices on President* Joe Biden. Many have pointed to the rising inflation and President* Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline to blame for the rising gas prices.

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Larry Boswell, who came up with the idea for the protest
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Miriam Poskanzer, one of the protesters

We spoke with the protesters at Riverview Park. They shared the sentiment many have felt across the United States. They said they want us to get oil again in our own country again, versus buying oil from problematic foreign countries, such as Russia, who is currently invading Ukraine and Venezuela, that has been going through instability the past few years. The protesters felt that buying oil from Russia is continuing the funding of the Ukraine invasion.

People across the country, like the protesters at Riverview Park, have felt if the Keystone XL Pipeline were to be completed, it would lower gas prices back down to lower levels seen during the Trump Administration.

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) have repeatedly called out the Venezuelan Government and their President Nicolas Maduro for the poor living conditions of the Venezuelan people and Venezuela’s failed policies.

* = We cannot confirm who won the 2020 Presidential Election due to claims of voter fraud that went without a proper investigation from an investigative Congressional Commission, similar to what was used when claims of voter fraud occurred during the 1876 Presidential Election. The commission that investigated the fraud in 1876, was a bipartisan commission and was created through the legislative process by Congress. This commission would result in clearing up the electoral issues from that election and the election of Republican President Rutherford B. Hayes.

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