Camp Fire survivors gather for protest

A group of Camp Fire survivors gathered for a protest against PG&E near the Chico Mall on Saturday.

Posted: Jan 11, 2020 7:56 PM
Updated: Jan 12, 2020 10:28 AM

CHICO, Calif.- A group of Camp Fire survivors gathered for a protest against PG&E near the Chico Mall on Saturday.

It took place for about three hours in front of the old Sears building on East 20th Street.

Many survivors say they are not happy with what PG&E has put on the table so far, including the $13.5 billion dollar settlement. 

Camp Fire survivor Laurie Smith, from Magalia says, "The consequences of their actions even after a year will follow us for the rest of ours lives, we want money, we want them to assume responsibility and let us have what we need to start our lives over."

Fire survivor and founder of the Coral Apple Foundation, Stephen Murray, was at the protest and explained why the protest was occurring.

He said a lot of people are protesting about the money set aside for Camp Fire survivors.  He said the protester believe the money should not be paid back to FEMA, and should just go back to survivors.

"People need to be heard and if this is the way it's gonna happen, then this is why people are out here," Murray added, saying that the protesting survivors are trying to spread the word that they still need help.

The group says they plan on organizing more protests in the near future. 

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