Protesters gathering outside the Confederation building on June 8. (The Muse/Emily Bonia)
Protesters gathering outside the Confederation building on June 8. (The Muse/Emily Bonia)
The House of Assembly gallery was cleared Wednesday afternoon after a ruckus from protesters.

A group of 15 citizens holding “Can’t listen, can’t lead” signs shouted phrases like, “The liberal government is the death of Newfoundland and Labrador” and “This isn’t right!”.

The group left on their own accord but hadn’t cleared out before the speaker called for the gallery to be cleared.

MHAs sitting on the opposition side seemed utterly shocked at the demonstration.

When the house resumed 20 minutes later, Gerry Rogers, MHA for St. John’s centre, suggested that the House of Assembly belongs to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador but they should follow decorum by not yelling during the sitting of the house.

Rogers said that the utter hopelessness of the budget has caused people to become displeased with the government.

Before the group went to the gallery they had protested outside the Confederation Building with “Resign” signs among other slogans.

Security had been stepped up at the Confederation Building before the protest.

Adam Pitcher, an organizer of the protest group, was on social media posting about the group’s return to the house after taking a break and charging their phones.

The house will remain open all night tonight in continuation of filibuster 2016.

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