Don't blame me... I didn't vote for him...
On June 9, 2006, an elderly couple had stopped their car to have a look into the now-famous occupied lands. They were followed by protesters into a nearby Canadian Tire parking lot, surrounded and bullied. The man suffered a heart attack.*
Two local cameramen arrived and began filming the scene; OPP officers who were watching it all, but not stopping it, advised them not to get too close. When the protesters spotted the TV crew, the cameraman was assaulted and videotape removed.
Insp. Haggith arrived to see the cameraman with his bloodied face and heard from spectators what had happened.
The turning point came when he overheard a woman talking on the phone to a police dispatcher, saying she wouldn't give her name because she was afraid. "The police won't do anything," the woman said, "Who is going to help us?"
It was, he said, "a perception I could share."