Hydraulic fracturing protesters disrupted a conference attended by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday. During a panel discussion on clean technology, at the Sheraton Hotel in midtown Manhattan, two protesters had slipped into
August 25, 2012

Hydraulic fracturing protesters disrupted a conference attended by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday.

During a panel discussion on clean technology, at the Sheraton Hotel in midtown Manhattan, two protesters had slipped into the ballroom and planted themselves just tables away from Cuomo. The man and woman appeared to be attending the conference until they stood up and interrupted the discussion, unfurling an anti-fracking banner.

The governor's security detail closed in on the couple, but not before the woman "collapsed" after pretending to drink a glass of poisoned water. The man was escorted out immediately.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.