A question over the freedom of speech was the theme of the protest held today in Charles Town.
Rockwool, a Danish manufacturing plant has caused controversy in the community. The concern for Charles Town residents is pollution, while proponents argue the plant would be great for the economy. Recently residents both for and against the plant were asked by the City of Charles Town to remove their signs.
Delegate for the 65th District Sammi Brown said, “The city had sought forth to put in an ordinance that said all the signage in the city should be taken down. Now whether you are for or against the plan, you should be very disconcerted that this was the action your local government decided to take.