There are many things which I am passionate about and which I would probably be happy protesting about.
For example, I am passionate about preventing emergency services personnel from being abused.
I am also passionate about the welfare and mental health of my former colleagues in the emergency services, NHS and armed forces.
When it comes to Brexit, then, yes; there are things which I look at and think: ‘wtf is going on’.
Would I disrupt the day of other people because of what I feel passionate about? No. Would I plonk myself in the street in order to make a point? No.
Would I instead sit outside the Houses of Parliament in order to show my dissatisfaction at something? Probably.
Would I stop an emergency vehicle from responding to a call, because I believe that what I have to say, is more important than someones life?
Absolutely, 100% not.
But that is exactly what some protestors did recently when they decided to shut down Westminster Bridge.
In the footage below, you will see some people in yellow vests sat in the road in order to stop traffic.
You will then hear an ambulance approaching the scene, with its sirens activated.
Did the yellow-vest-wearing protestors move out of the way in order to let the ambulance get to the emergency call that it was responding to? NO.
Instead, the individuals sat on the bridge became even MORE excited at the prospect of stopping an emergency ambulance getting to the call that it was responding to.
You will see in the video that as the ambulance approached, then even MORE people decided to sit down and were overcome with excitement as they did so. Now that, is sad.
I wonder how the people sitting down would have felt, if they later found out that the ambulance had been responding to an incident where their child had been injured in, for example, an RTC?
They would go made. They would demand that people were held to account. They would be sickened at the thought of their loved ones life being put in jeopardy because of the selfish actions of a few.
And yet, they were quite happy to block the path of this emergency ambulance. How very sad.
One numpty can even be seen to jump and up down in excitement as the ambulance approaches!
Having seen the video, I for one will have far less ‘compassion’ for their cause. They have lost a lot of respect in my eyes.
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