March For Truth Protesters Target Board of Trustees
The March for Truth protest resembled a political campaign rally with placards, speeches and people singing and chanting slogans.
The group's supporters gathered for an enthusiastic assembly outside the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel Friday afternoon. Among those addressing the crowd were Penn State football great Franco Harris, former Lt. Gov. Bob Jubelirer, and event organizers, Eileen Morgan and Ray Blehar.
The protesters came to voice their unhappiness with Penn State's board of trustees which was meeting inside the hotel. March for Truth supporters are demanding changes to the board's structure.
They also want the board to reject the controversial Freeh Report and the NCAA sanctions. The protesters want Joe Paterno's statue returned to Beaver Stadium and they're calling for the removal of Penn State President Rodney Erickson and athletic director Dave Joyner.
The March for Truth website says, "We need thousands to attend to make an impact. Please join us and show the Board we are NOT a vocal minority." However, the crowd that assembled was much smaller than some people expected with roughly a few hundred people attending. To hear some of what the speakers had to say, check out StateCollege.com's video of the protest below: