My wife and I tried on June 13 to walk into Bridport town centre from home, to support our local businesses.

We like to walk through the Millennium Gardens, often seeing those in the community that maintain the plant beds, however, when we approached the gardens we were confronted by a Black Lives Matter demonstration, forcing us to turn round and approach the town centre from a different direction.

I find it sadly ironic that the protest is about ‘lives that matter’; yet, it appears that local lives do not, as the social distancing on the routes through and around the gardens were non existent.

My wife and I are in the bracket where we are told to be careful, so we had to change our plans to suit the mob.

Please stick up for our society, be it local or national, because those who wish to destroy it, for what ever reasons, are slowly, but surely, winning.