Activists protest Guyana Chronicle racist Editorial
A number of social and political activists today set fire to dozens of copies of the state owned Guyana Chronicle in protest of that racist editorial that the newspaper carried last week. The chairman of the chronicle board has since apologized for the editorial which sought to cast young black men as being groomed to attack, rob and be violent against Indians.
The editorial was criticized by a number of groups for its racist overtones and despite the apology and talk of action against the editor and the writer of the editorial, the activists gathered at the square of the revolution to send a much clearer message, one that they believe would see the boycotting of the newspaper.
The activists believe outside of the racial tones contained in the editorial, it was factually incorrect on several issues.
The state owned Guyana Chronicle in an initial response said the newspaper cannot please all of its readership all the time.