Dear Editor:

RE: Don’t be selfish – wear a mask, Sept. 24.

I was very badly surprised by the negative and insulting nature of the comments directed towards the anti-mask protesters in the editorial written by Chris Daponte.

I think it should be pointed out that peaceful protests are one of the foundations of true democracy. From what I read, a peaceful protest is exactly what took place with the anti-mask group.

Mr. Daponte is certainly entitled to his opinion, but a good editorial should include research and facts on both sides of the issue. The editor instead felt it was best to belittle and insult the anti-mask protesters.

Pat Kelly,