NANTUCKET, Mass. — Maura Healey’s first visit to Nantucket as Massachusetts Governor took an unexpected turn after a group of climate protesters showed up at the fundraiser she was attending and interrupted her speech.
A group called “Climate Defiance” posted a video to X that shows members demanding Gov. Healey and others in attendance to ban new fossil fuel projects.
You can hear people chanting, “End fossil fuels, Maura, end fossil fuels!”
After members attempted to shut down the fundraiser and exchanged words with some of the attendees, the group was escorted off the property.
“We mobilized on Nantucket Island, where she spent her afternoon mingling with millionaires. We asked her to ban new fossil fuel projects. She refused. So we ended the whole event. We made her flee. We did not apologize. Our lives our on the line. We are in an emergency. We act like it,” according to the group’s website.
Boston 25 has reached out to Gov. Healey’s office for a comment.
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