Ramotar to face Linden
-standoff begins over access
More than a week after three men were killed after police opened fire on protesters in Linden, President Donald Ramotar has announced that he will today visit the mining town, where the army and police, acting on orders to clear barriers erected by residents, were facing resistance up to last evening.
At the Kara Kara Bridge there was a standoff between members of the Joint Services and residents who were maintaining a barrier that they said would not be disassembled until their demands are met. “No retreat, no surrender. We not moving from here,” a resident told the police Commander for Linden, Gavin Primo and a senior Guyana Defence Force officer who informed of their instructions to clear the bridge to allow Ramotar and a team into Linden to address their concerns.
Ramotar’s visit was announced by the Office of the President (OP) yesterday, hours after an anticipated trip to the town by representatives of the US, UK, Canadian and EU missions here to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.