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APNU member of Parliament Desmond Trotman testifies that bridge blockage was necessary

Member of Parliament for the APNU, Desmond Trotman, was the first person to take the stand this morning at the Linden Commission of Inquiry hearings and he told the commission that he thought it was necessary for the bridge to be blocked so that the Government could understand the realities facing the people of Linden, after it announced that increase for electricity rates.

Chairman of the Commission,  Justice Lensley Wolfe of Jamaica, told the member of parliament that he could not believe that a member of parliament would agree with persons for blocking a bridge and by so doing breaking the law, Trotman fired back.

The Member of Parliament who said he travelled to Linden that day to observe and lend support to the protest, spoke about the actions of the police which he said was reckless.

When the attorney representing some of those who said they were affected by the protests and incurred losses sought to bring up an announcement made by the Prime Minister in parliament about the Linden rates, she did not get too far and Trotman told the commission he was there also for that announcement and also the oppositions eventual response.

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