Kara Kara Bridge cleared by Joint Services
…but roads beyond still blocked
The Joint Services last evening announced that they had secured the approach to Linden and vowed to keep the corridor clear even as residents continue to place roadblocks elsewhere as protests continued for the 12th day yesterday in the wake of the killing of three protesters by police.
A planned visit by President Donald Ramotar to the community on Saturday had to be called off after protesters resisted attempts by the Joint Services to remove the blockades.
“The Joint Services of Guyana, having been directed by the Commander-in-Chief President Donald Ramotar, has secured the approach to Linden via the Kara Kara Bridge and roadway,” the police announced in a statement last evening. It said that in an operation commencing at 4am yesterday, Joint Services ranks moved into the location, dislodged the protestors mobilized on site and took control of the bridge and roadway.