Chaining himself to the proposed tower base, a man in Salt Lake City, UT said he was protesting the construction of a new cell tower in his town. As KSL-FM reported, the man, David Schutt, wanted to make it known that he was taking issue with the prospect of a cell tower and not associated with any efforts to blame 5G for the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Schutt did suggest that shelter in place provisions kept people at home and unaware that the city council proceeded to issue a permit to build. His objection was somewhat influenced by aesthetic concerns, but was primarily motivated by perceived health hazards, he said. “Neighbors have a right to their right-of-way and the quiet enjoyment of streets,” he noted, adding, “These 5G towers, they’re emitting the same frequencies as a microwave. We all know we don’t want to stand in front of our microwave for a long amount of time.”
The one man protest ended peacefully when Schutt cut through the chains that bound him. After Schutt’s removal, crews went ahead with erection plans, despite Schutt’s ongoing verbal objections. The whole matter of a new tower had already been discussed and approved by residents and the city council.
As one bystander said, “He should have attended a community council meeting when we talked about it three and four and five months ago.” Another agreed, saying, “The fact is, it went through the proper channels to be put in. Unfortunately, these guys should have used those channels to stop it. This [protest] isn’t going to work.”