Coalition announces plans to set up Parade Ground monument in memory of the 1823 slave rebellion
The Coalition For the 1823 Parade Ground Monument has announced that it is forging ahead with its plans to construct a monument in recognition of the 1823 slave rebellion and those that were martyred in the process.
The Government and the Coalition For the 1823 Parade Ground Monument group have been at odds over the site for the construction of the Monument.
The Government has opted to build the 1823 monument on Carifesta Avenue opposite the Guyana Defence Force ground. The cost for this project is over $26M.
But leading African groups are opposed to the site chosen by the Government and plans to build one at the Parade ground.
Another member of group said too that the monument at the Sea Wall road has nothing to do with the African people’s struggle against injustices.
Coalition For the 1823 Parade Ground Monument members also said too that the parade ground is the just and ideal place for the monument ‘s construction because it was there that the atrocities were meted out to many slaves during the 1823 rebellion.