|Protestors on the steps of the NYPL|
There was a strong turnout of exuberant and enthusiastic individuals who truly believed in the cause. They received countless petition signatures from passersby, showing the evident public concern for the well-being of the library. Even in the rain, on the steps of the NYPL, protestors held their signs high, some of them reading “$350,000,000 to gut this historic library while branch libraries are closing,” “No, No, Norman,” and “Your library destroyed with no public input.” Whistles were blown and chanting ensued as the trustees left the meeting, in which the CLP was conferred. Protestors stood side-by-side with the library’s marble lions, “Patience” and “Fortitude,” fighting to save this monumental piece of New York City’s history.