PHOTO: Will Bridge Tolls Become an Election Issue?
Protesters were seen Wednesday evening in Portsmouth.
If it hasn't already, proposed bridge tolls become an election issue for a couple of protesters Wednesday evening.
About three protesters held up Mitt Romney campaign signs, as well as signs reading "No Tolls on Bridge," at the corner of East Main Road and Turnpike Avenue in Portsmouth on Wednesday evening.
This is the second time in recent weeks protesters have rallied at the corner. Protesters plan to rally again tomorrow in Portsmouth at Clement's Marketplace during a taping of WPRO's the Buddy Cianci show, according to the protest's organizer, Janine Smith, of Tiverton.
This small rally also follows petitions circulating throughout Aquidneck Island and Tiverton to protest plans for tolls on the new Sakonnet River Bridge.
RITBA voted earlier this summer to not raise tolls on the Newport Bridge to $1 for EZ-Pass holders and $5 for out of state drivers.
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