Protesters blocked road in Fleur de Lys

About 50 people blocked vehicles from entering or leaving the town on the Baie Verte Peninsula on Thursday, as a sign to show they're fed up with the poor condition of the road.
Protesters are upset with the poor condition of the road in Fleur de Lys. (Submitted by Ester Lewis)

About 50 people blocked vehicles from entering or leaving Fleur de Lys on Thursday morning.

Councillor Joy Walsh said protesters are fed up with the poor condition of the road in the town on the Baie Verte Peninsula​.

She said it's full of pot holes, and vehicles are often forced to drive on the shoulder.

People in Fleur de Lys say the road is full of pot holes, and that vehicles are often forced to drive on the shoulder. (Submitted by Ester Lewis)
Walsh said she fears it will eventually cause an accident.

"Somebody is going to be hurt on our road, and it's sad because our school bus has to travel over this road twice a day with very young children, and I don't know if they're going to wait for something to happen," she said.

"The kids shouldn't have to travel over this. It's ridiculous."

Walsh said the RCMP made the protesters move to allow traffic to get through, though no one was arrested on the scene.

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