Locals Protest The Shrinking Of The National Monuments

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Dozens of people rally locally Saturday to make their voices heard against plans to shrink two National Monuments in Utah. 

They protest the idea to shrink The Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments with signs, banners, and printed t-shirts.

City Councilman Chris Kennedy was also there.

Demonstrators signed a petition urging the federal government to keep the monuments as they are.

They say the monuments are not only a tourist attraction, but have huge cultural significance.

"It's a travesty what Mr. Trump and his cronies are trying to do. It's very disappointing this was a long process of input from many people in both the state of Utah, tha native nations, as well as the American people" expressed protestor, Rachel Smith.

Demonstrators gathered 50 signatures.

The President is expected to "shrink" the monuments in a Salt Lake City event on Monday.


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