Halcovage Protests to Continue Until Action’s Taken
The number of protestors outside Schuylkill County Courthouse on Saturday afternoon was about half of the previous two demonstrations.
But one of its organizers, Lisa Nagele Hollenbach, told us they’re not going away. And she feels it’s important to “keep up the pressure” on Schuylkill Commissioner George Halcovage to leave office.
Halcovage, of course, is accused in a federal lawsuit of sexually harassing 4 anonymous women identified as Courthouse employees. He’s accused of sexual assault against one of them. He’s endured weeks of protests and calls for him to resign and face possible impeachment.
He, saying he’s innocent, isn’t backing down. And neither is this group of demonstrators.
“It’s important to keep it consistent and keep up the pressure,” Hollenbach said Saturday. “There’s no movement in history that got their objectives met in one day standing outside to protest. We’re not giving up. We’re not going to go away. We’re still going to be here and we still want him out of the Courthouse.”
The group of protestors say they’ll keep coming back to the Courthouse to protest until they get the result they want – which is either Halcovage resigning or those representing Schuylkill County in Harrisburg beginning impeachment proceedings.
“As long as there’s no action, there’s a reason for us to keep coming out here every so often to let people know we’re still here,” she said. “We’re still watching and we’re still waiting and we still object to somebody who’s been accused of such heinous crimes being in charge of our county government.”
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