Fired Santa Barbara News-Press Staffers Plan Continued Protests

[b]Fired Santa Barbara Staffers Plan Continued Protests[/b] By Joe Strupp Published: February 12, 2007 10:55 AM ET NEW YORK It appears that last week’s string of firings at the Santa Barbara News-Press has not stopped ongoing protests of the embattled paper as the six fired employees, and others, announce plans to continue their campaign against the daily with regular protests this week. After losing their jobs for placing a protest banner over a freeway that urged a boycott of the paper, the six employees, along with two others fired earlier in the months-long dispute, say they will hold daily protests in front of the paper and at other locations around the city this week, with the first set for early this morning.