Protesters demanded that Vectren put a stop to plans for two new coal plants. They did this by gathering for a rally and a march which began at the Four Freedoms Monument downtown. Close to 100 people showed up for the rally organized by "Step It Up Evansville". They held signs and chanted, finally marching to Vectren headquarters asking them not to contribute to what they see as an already major problem. They showed up because they wanted to send out a message. Participants were not only activists and environmentalists but families who are worried about how the potential coal plants could affect their children. Protesters say a child in Evansville is five times more like to be hospitalized with asthma than a kid is in a city with no coal plants. Thats why individuals and families like the Scharfs marched to Vectren headquarters holding hands while surrounding the building, hoping that their presence has an impact on the companys plans. It is important to note that Vectren did give the group permission to hold the protest on their property Saturday. But whether that protest has any effect on plans to build the two new coal plants remains to be seen.