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Rohee’s Conscience is clear

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said he could sleep with a clear conscience knowing that he didn’t order the shooting of the protestors at Linden by the police shooting which left 3 of the protestors dead and well over 20 other persons nursing gunshot injuries.

Appearing on NCN last evening, Rohee said he met with the police before the Linden protest and they assured him that they were not going to use live rounds. He repeated that statement a number of times during the live broadcast.

But security observers point out that the minister’s statements are telling. From what the minister told NCN, he and senior police officials were discussing what should be used to disperse the protesting crowd even before the protest took place. That, even as the minister admitted on the programme that the Linden protests which have been ongoing for over 2 months have been peaceful protests with no reports of any damage to property or persons.

Properties were damaged after the police shooting of the 3 men who were apart of the protesting crowd on the Mackenzie Wismar bridge. Rohee said he doesn’t intend to resign over the incident since he was not there.

There have been several calls for the Home Affairs Minister to tender his resignation. On Friday the president indicated that he would not be asking Rohee to resign either.

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