Bostonherald – Hundreds of freedom fighters in flip-flops and shorts — outraged that their town fathers squelched their liberty celebration on July 3 and now won’t answer their questions — packed Humarock’s community hall yesterday demanding that Scituate officials pull their heads out of the sand and tell them who sent all the cops to enforce the new ban on bonfires. “Where are our freedoms? It was a 180 from what this holiday means. That’s why we’re upset,” South Humarock Civic Association president Fred Hayden said to cheers from the standing room-only crowd of 250. “You are the angry mob the selectmen do not want to talk to.”A delegation of Humarock homeowners said they were turned away from the selectmen’s July 10 meeting, denied the right to ask questions. Town authorities did not respond yesterday to requests for comment. The perturbed peninsula’s calls to arms include everything from petitioning and suing the town to exploring secession from Scituate Many were eager to launch a legal fund to help 70-year-old grandfather Mike Joyce. Joyce is facing a disorderly conduct charge Aug. 15 in Hingham District Court for his Tiananmen Square-like stand against a town front-end loader that was dispatched to remove Hayden’s 60 wooden pallets, collected before the ban on Humarock’s traditional holiday bonfires.
What’s the deal with Humarock? I was literally just there last weekend because one of the First Lady’s friends had a beach house and we spent the weekend there. I saw people walking around with Humarock tshirts and people had Humarock bumper stickers and shit. Everybody bragging about Pete Kendall having a house in Humarock and acting like they were a town or something. I never even heard of it before. Now I’m reading they want to succeed from Scituate? Listen I love their frontier spirit and how they are fighting for their right to have bonfires but unless I missed it isn’t Humarock just like a beach? Like it’s one street right? They are acting like they are an occupied territory or something. Who are these people and where do they come from?