A protest along the Vermont-Quebec border against tougher security rules went off peacefully.
WCAX-TV reports that Saturday’s protest included people from American and Canadian communities. It was held with a lot of emotion, and no laws were broken. Protestors say the level of enforcement has simply gotten out of hand.
The chairman of Derby Line village trustees said the neighboring Vermont and Quebec communities are historically tight, sharing at least 200 years of tradition. Families are on both sides, and the two communities even share the same water and sewer systems.
The Trustees Chairman says it now seems like there’s a dividing wall along the border, and people aren’t comfortable with that.
Law enforcement officials defend the security rules, saying say there is a real threat.