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Handful Of Anti-Mask Protesters Heckle Lamont

Jessica Hill
Associated Press
Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont

Protesters followed Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to another press conference Thursday in Windsor Locks. Lamont was there to celebrate a transit-oriented development project at Montgomery Mill.

Greeted with boos from seven or eight protesters, he managed to get out a short speech about mixed income housing. He said it involved the work of a lot of different organizations to transform the historic mill into homes.

“Because it's involved in transportation to get people easily to and from work and not have to use cars. That is the future of our state; it is about economic development,” Lamont said.

Lamont was also heckled on Wednesday while he tried to speak at a groundbreaking for a new apartment and business complex.

Protesters who attended both press conferences expressed concerns about Lamont’s executive orders during the pandemic.