Processions and the Power of the Police
Guyanese are learning coming out of this latest election, what some persons have been saying for years, that while you may have the rights, those rights are curtailed by various limitations in the Constitution. So for example you do have the right to assembly or freedom of association but that cannot happen here if there is a threat so to speak to the defence, public safety, public order, public morality or public health of the society or if that right to assembly encroaches upon the rights or freedoms of other persons. Those other persons even if they are a Minority hustling to make Money for the Christmas season (like the Private Sector, some of whom, who do not even believe in the Christ of Christmas) must not be affected by your right to assemble, seek redress or protest.
There is only one time every five years in the political meanderings of this nation (or so some feel) that you can make a difference, by casting a ballot for or against the Executive. After that, you are hooligans, miscreants, or thugs if you continue to seek redress for whatever grievances you have. Roll over and take what you get, otherwise you who elected representatives to make the laws, those same representatives, their servants, agents or otherwise, will find you to be unlawful and illegal if you continue to protest.
This is what they have done to me,
Put me in Prison, Hide me away.
Block out the sun, the moon the stars,
And Pray that I die,
But these I laugh at them,
I laugh because I know they cannot kill my thoughts
Or Murder What I write.