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May. 27, 2020 | Wednesday
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Letter to the editor: Don't give protesters the attention
Letter to the editor. (File photo)


David Antscherl

First, congratulations on starting a quality local paper. The phoenix arising from the ashes of the Town Crier is golden indeed. The quality of reporting so far is excellent. Keep it up!

I actually want to write about the demonstrations being held downtown. I believe that we and you are playing right into the hands of these demonstrators. Lovely colour portraits and repeated naming of the organizers. Wonderful! Lots of column inches of coverage. Great! It’s just what these folk want — free publicity, and they are receiving it in quantity. I’ve seen similar types in the community I used to live in. We have been playing right into their hands. Let’s cease encouraging them. Were we to totally ignore them, the rabble-rousers will go away to seek their publicity elsewhere. It’s time to turn our backs on them and move on. Soon they will do likewise.