Members of Nanaimo’s LGBTQ community and allies showed up to protest an event led by anti-SOGI123 speaker Jenn Smith earlier this month at the Beban Park social centre. NEWS BULLETIN file photo

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters at anti-SOGI123 event didn’t speak for everyone

A few protesters were trying to muzzle the constitutional rights of everyone, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Anti-SOGI123 speaker protested in Nanaimo, May 7.

The majority of Nanaimoites did not come out to protest anti-SOGI speakers: The first sentence of your story is wrong. There were only a few dozen who showed up.

They believe in shouting down and ramming their own biased point of views down the throats of everyone else. These few are trying to muzzle the constitutional rights of everyone, the very laws of the land which allows themselves the rights to gather. Thank goodness we still live in a democratic country where every person has the right to speak freely.

Enough of the politically correct BS, which is trying to restrict and censor the freedom of this land.

If you one-sided, single-minded types want to protest freedom of speech, then countries like Russia, China and Venezuela are just waiting for you.

Ursula Knight, Nanaimo

RELATED: Protesters try to make anti-SOGI 123 speaker unwelcome in Nanaimo

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