Oak Bay letter: Bikini-clad protester a hard-working woman

Tom Fletcher’s June 11 column mentioned a bikini-wearing oil pipeline protestor

Tom Fletcher’s June 11 column mentioned a bikini-wearing oil pipeline protestor at the Legislative building in Victoria and wondered who paid her.

I am sorry to disappoint him, but no one paid my granddaughter to protest. She made an individual decision to demonstrate her position to protect the land, rivers and oceans.

She did use molasses to effectively simulate oil. She is an intelligent young woman who had the courage to express her beliefs. She also works hard as a server and also makes and sells jewelry.

I hope Black Press will encourage Mr. Fletcher to do basic fact checking before spouting his propaganda.

Ronald Allen

Oak Bay

 

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