Marchers blocked as po­lice stood by

Ottawa Citizen - - OPINION -

Re: The bat­tle over abor­tion, May 11

I was shocked by the abu­sive be­hav­iour of pro-choice demon­stra­tors block­ing a peace­ful pro-life march. They were shout­ing an­gry slo­gans and wav­ing plac­ards at­tack­ing Chris­tian val­ues in ob­scene terms.

That a small, loud­mouth group could block El­gin Street and halt a le­gal, ap­proved march of thou­sands, is not only un­demo­cratic but brazenly of­fen­sive.

The po­lice just stood by watch­ing and did noth­ing to al­low marchers to go.

I thought — it turns out naively — that we live in a free, demo­cratic coun­try where dis­sent­ing voices would be heard and wel­comed and lead to bet­ter life for all. Rafal Po­mian, Ot­tawa

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