Thursday, June 19, 2008

Breaking news 5 p.m.: Protests in Linden

Information coming to hand at this time suggests that residents of Linden continue to block the McKenzie bridge as a form of protest against the cost of living, especially a government-backed proposal to increase electricity tariffs. The protest started early this morning, but police have exercised a gread deal of restraint as they continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

Several persons using expletives to express their anger and frustration, said that no politician will be listened to. They said they will not seek an audience with any government official, including president Bharrat Jagdeo, who is in New York attending the "Conference on the Caribbean".

The protestors have also vowed to reject opposition leader, Robert Corbin if he attempts to speak with them. The wrath of the several Lindeners did not spare the media, many of whom were threatened physically, among them Paul McAdam, the acting editor of the Evening News.

In 2003, Lindeners took a similiar action to block the Mckenzie bridge to register disgust over a lack of potable water and electricity and had actually encamped at both sides.

However, the protest comes at a time when Joint Services ranks are in hot pursuit of 'most wanted', Rondell 'Fineman' Rawlins and several members of his gang, who may have used Linden as a hideout following a murderous attack at Bartica.

We will keep you posted...

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