People haven't learned that all the protesting in the world will not stop someone from building anything.
I hate how the word "hippie" is thrown around too often to represent tree huggers. Honostly ask someone from the time period and they'll tell you there weren't that many flower children as hollywood would portray. Most "hippies" were more closely relatable to revolutionaries than tree huggers and were not peaceful. Heck give them a few guns and the right situation and they would have been more portrayed as the IRA now.O.O