Protesters blocking the road and vehicles – including ones potentially carrying food and fuel – was un-Canadian behaviour, says letter writer.

Protesters blocking the road and vehicles – including ones potentially carrying food and fuel – was un-Canadian behaviour, says letter writer.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Crisis is no time to block traffic

Blocking vehicles – including ones possibly carrying food and fuel – un-Canadian, says letter writer

To the editor,

I managed to catch the late news and was really surprised and grossed out at the selfishness I saw of pipeline protesters during a catastrophe involving Vancouver Island and most of B.C.

This protest stopped traffic over a pipeline that “might” leak and hasn’t yet.

Rather than do the basic humanity thing and help your fellow man during a ‘now’ problem, the protesters compounded trouble and suffering by blocking rescue food, commuters, fuel and other vehicles over ‘might-happen’ problems.

Some of the most un-Canadian behaviour I’ve ever seen.

J. Stewart, Port Alberni


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