Residents are still upset about the action of the joint services over the weekend
It was all quiet in Linden today as the joint services maintained a heavy presence in the community as part of its ‘Operation Final Push’. But even as many roads were cleared businesses kept their doors closed and other offices remained closed. Residents are still upset about the action of the joint services over the weekend and persons in the community remained vigilant. Protests continued at several points today also. Meanwhile the Guyana Police Force this afternoon announced that a number of the persons who were protesting over the weekend were charged for various offences. 10 persons were charged.
The offences varied from throwing objects to the use of indecent language.
Most of those charged were released on bail and will make their next court appearance in September. One of those charged however was remanded to prison for possession of the component of an ammunition. Reports say that the man had in his possession the shell casing of a bullet that was fired by the police during the protest.
No one has been charged in connection with the fires which gutted a number of buildings including the one mile school.
And even as the police inform of those charges, as the 1 month anniversary of the police shooting death of the 3 protestors approaches, the Guyana Police Force is still to charge any of its own in connection with those 3 deaths. Over 20 other persons were hospitalized with gunshot wounds and injuries to their bodies. No one has been charged in connection with their injuries either.
The Guyana Police force is trying to say that the investigations are still ongoing there. The post mortem report found that all 3 of them men died from gun shot wounds to the heart. Two of them were shot to the chest while one was shot to his back. The 3 were a part of the protest when the police opened fire with live rounds to clear the bridge.