I'm all for protesting, but, don't block our roads.

@bonbon664 (3480)
Canada
May 11, 2009 8:04am CST
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/05/10/canada.tamilprotest/ There's the story if you want to read it, basically, the Sri Lankans in my city are protesting what's going on in their "home" country. Now, I'm all for peaceful protest, that's what Canada is based on, but, last night, they blocked a major highway to do so. I think that's wrong. They even had kids in strollers out there with them. I don't think that's a safe spot for kids. These protests have been going on for weeks, and escalating. I don't know what they expect the Canadian government to do, there's a civil war over there, and whatever the Canadian government has to say isn't going to change anything. Do you think the protests have gone too far?
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@angelsmummy (1700)
11 May 09
i think anything has gone too far when kids are invoved!! they dont need that!! kids deserve love and respect they dont deserve to be invoved in protests!!!
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
12 May 09
Oh that does sound too far. I remember years ago, when the Mohawks blocked the traffic in Southern Ontario. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/04/22/ot-blockade-080422.html http://intercontinentalcry.org/quebec-native-group-blockades-highway-to-protest-logging-activity/ http://www.organicconsumers.org/patent/fishapproval.cfm It seems that the Sri Lankans are learning from them. And usually they do use children because well it would look bad if the RCMP took out their weapons. And if you are blocking a highway, what if some truck driver is in a hurry? I do not know what the protesters are thinking It certainly is not about their children.
@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
12 May 09
Is that still going on in Caledonia? I haven't heard much about in in the news. At least they were fighting for something in their own country that the government can actually fix.
@GardenGerty (93693)
• Marion, Kansas
12 May 09
It is good to call attention to things that you believe to be an injustice, but it is wrong to cause dangerous situations and traffic snarls. I hope something can be done to be fair to all parties involved.
@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
12 May 09
I think they got what they wanted, they agreed to bring it up in parliament. Again, I don't think Canada can do anything.