Protesters hurting their own cause

Occupy Victoria protesters are 'like litter and should be cleaned up"

Re: Downtown ice rink faces human obstacles (News, Oct. 26)

I was just reading the article about the protesters camping out in Centennial Square.

First: I support the plan of having the outdoor skating rink set up in Centennial Square. I think it’s a wonderful community idea. I was looking forward to coming downtown on Nov. 26 to watch it open.

Second: Why are the protesters allowed to camp out in the square? They should be removed. To me, they’re like litter and should be cleaned up.  I’m sure some are “professional” protesters and most likely could care less about the rink; they just want to be part of any protest going on.

It’s a real shame that they protest something that is going to hopefully be something to help bring the communities closer together.

I wish the protesters luck in winning this silly ordeal.

Cathy Laycock

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