Commercial sex workers in stand-off with Police at wake
It all started when a party of policemen drove up and ordered the gathering to desist from blocking the streets. The commercial sex workers said that the police ranks were very unprofessional and accused the lawmen of making some threatening remarks to them.
Miriam Edwards, who advocates for commercial sex workers in Guyana and the Caribbean, said she approached the lawmen that were brandishing their weapons.
The commercial sex workers had no permission to hold the wake at the location but said it was fitting to them because it was there the two persons that were killed plied there trade.
Two commercial sex workers Jason Samuels called Jada and Carlyle Sinclair known as Tyra; where stabbed to death. Jada was the first to be discovered dead in Leopold Street while Trya was found in Lombard Street on the pavement. The man who inflicted the injuries then set himself alight sometime later and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.