Condemnation of the Linden killings
It is with deep concern that I wish to condemn the killing of Guyanese citizens at Linden. They were engaged in protest activities against a very steep increase in their electricity rates and were shot by members of the Guyana Police Force.
Peaceful protest against the imposition of draconian economic measures that severely affect their economic welfare is a fundamental right of all citizens. As one who has been engaged in these protests in Guyana and in the USA, I wish to urge all of those people, both within the Guyana Government and the Guyana Opposition as well as Community and National Oganizations who were engaged with me in my protests on behalf of the workers and citizens of Guyana to do everything in their power to ensure the protection of this fundamental right of peaceful protest.
The perpetrators of these senseless killings, as well as their superiors (at all levels), should be made to answer for this criminal act. They should be brought to justice immediately. THESE SENSELESS KILLINGS MUST STOP!! My condolences go out to the relatives of the Martyrs of the Linden Protest.
Guyana Trades Union