Protests planned for governors, premiers meeting
BURLINGTON — Occupy groups and others plan to protest during the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Premiers.
Demonstrations are planned Sunday and Monday.
Organizers say they want the governors and premiers to focus on the human rights of the people in the region and a process that engages them in holding their governments accountable for protecting their rights.
The 36th annual conference will be co-hosted by Gov. Peter Shumlin and Quebec Premier Jean Charest.
The governors, premiers and the Canadian and U.S. ambassadors are expected to discuss issues they share such as financial and environmental challenges, enhancing trade and maximizing the potential of each region’s energy resources.