Staffers for MPP Sam Oosterhoff call police on seniors reading in protest - 2019-05-08
Niagara police were called to PC MPP Sam Oosterhoff's Beamsville office Tuesday to remove a small group of seniors reading books.
The group of 15 was holding a "read-in" — reading books in the office to protest provincial cuts to library funding. Many were members of a Wainfleet classic book club, said Janet Hodgkins, a retired librarian who organized the protest.
Oosterhoff's staffer called police before the whole group was even in the office, Hodgkins said. The protesters carried library books with homemade covers of sayings about the value of books.