Editor: Re: “Seven attend anti-Green rally,” (The Times, July 19).
Are you kidding me? At this well-organized rally, Joe Zaccaria is quoted as saying “a lot of calls were received from people who told us that they support us, but would not attend because they felt there would be retaliation from the few vocal supporters out there who think Rick Green can do no wrong. He also stated “they are concerned that Mayor Green and a handful of his supporters would expose them to ridicule.”
These comments are exposing him and the other six members of his group to substantial ridicule. His statement regarding intimidation has very dark implications that absolutely don’t apply in a free democracy like Canada.
I think military veterans and serving soldiers would especially take offence, as I do, to a public statement like this and all that it implies.
It is a testimony to our freedom of speech, and freedom from intimidation from anyone we disagree with, that Zaccaria and his group were able to hold their rally.