We support the call for an impartial, independently constituted Commission of Inquiry
The Canada Guyana Forum (CGF) vigorously condemns the reported use by the Guyana Police of excessive force in dealing with the July 18 assembly of citizens in Linden who were demonstrating their concerns against the rate increases for electricity supplies for domestic usage.
The forces of law and order of the State should have operated within the ambit of established rules of engagement in containing demonstrators with the use of force that would not have resulted in the three cases of deaths and injury to several other demonstrators who, from all available information, were unarmed and without harmful intentions.
We ask the international community to join us in expressing our deepest sympathies as we mourn with the families and those who have been injured. We support the call for an impartial, independently constituted Commission of Inquiry into the tragic events of July 18, and for the swift adoption and implementation of its recommendations.
The Canada Guyana Forum