A group of teenagers from Grassy Narrows First Nations made their way to the Ontario Legislature, and then were promptly asked to leave for wearing identical t-shirts that read “water is sacred”. The group traveled from 1700 km from the north to demand the province clean up the mercury poisoning in their water. The mercury has been a problem for decades, and it continues to make people sick.
Once the speaker saw the group wearing the matching t-shirts, they were asked to leave and deemed protesters. The teens say they only want clean water, which is very reasonable considering the dangers of mercury.
Did the speaker do the right thing? If not, how should this have been handled?