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Letter: 'There's a time and a place' to peacefully protest — not during Remembrance Day ceremonies

The writer refers to a pair of B.C. Nov. 11 ceremonies disrupted by people opposed to public health measures and vaccinations against COVID-19.
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The Editor:

Re: Remembrance Day gatherings disrupted in British Columbia (Nov. 12, 2021)

Re: RCMP investigating protesters showing up at Kelowna cenotaph while people pay respects for Remembrance Day (Nov. 11, 2021) ... This story was published by the Tri-City News' sister site, Castanet.

I just read that a group of demonstrators for anti-vaccinations had a demonstration in Kelowna at a Remembrance Day ceremony.

They took over the service using their microphones to disrupt it at the "eleventh hour."

Obviously, this group has never heard the saying, "There’s a time and a place for everything."

This was not the time nor the place.

Their total lack of respect for all the veterans that fought in the wars, so that they can live in peace and have the freedoms that they have today, is appalling.

It is unconscionable the level of disregard, disrespect and lack of moral and ethical conduct that was displayed by a group of "self-interested, undisciplined children" who feel that they have the right to be heard on a day that the country honours their veterans.

They should be ashamed!

- Gillian Harney, Port Moody

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