After an avalanche of one-sided coverage favouring dangerous illegal protesters, finally one reporter has covered our side of the story.
The following appeared in Daily Hive Vancouver on June 16, 2022:
In recent weeks, there have been countless stories related to Save Old Growth protesters blocking key roadways in BC to urge the government to do more to protect old growth forests.
Now, another group is standing up in the face of Save Old Growth and its aim is to give a voice to anyone impacted by the blockades.
The group is called Clear the Road in BC, and Daily Hive spoke with its creator about what the group hopes to achieve — including a potential lawsuit.
Tamara Meggitt also highlighted some key actions from protesters that gave her cause for concern ever since the protests started.
“The last highway blockade on the Malahat was the final straw. There we saw a metal barrel filled with cement and activists hands locked inside of it.”
Meggitt referenced a post she saw on the SOG Twitter account that said “please move I have to get my kid to cancer treatment.”
“As a parent that was gut-wrenching to see.”
She described other events she witnessed which involved people jumping in front of traffic, or holding people for hours, and called them “extremely dangerous tactics and criminal activities.”