Linden protesters gear for the long haul
-tension rises after police beating
Tension rose in Linden yesterday after a protestor was beaten by a member of the police Tactical Services Unit (TSU) even as residents maintained roadblocks and vowed to continue their protest beyond the planned five days if there is no progress on meeting their demands.
With the protest – which initially started on Wednesday as one focusing on the hike in electricity tariffs but has since morphed into one that encompasses other issues including the fatal shooting of three men on Wednesday evening – set to continue indefinitely, at the start of Day Five yesterday, emphasis was placed on maintaining blocks, re-erecting those removed by the joint services, and the holding of an interfaith service. Ron Somerset, 18; Shemroy Bouyea and Allan Lewis, 46, were those killed …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.