Stirring funeral service at the Square for Linden protesters
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Photos by Anjuli Persaud
A stirring funeral service and viewing took place at the Square of the Revolution yesterday for Shemroy Bouyea, Allan Lewis and Ron Somerset – the three shooting victims of the Linden electricity uprising as about 2,000 persons paid their respects and called for justice.
Amid African drumming and music befitting Freedom Day, and overlooked by the Cuffy monument, three hearses bearing the bodies of the slain men who were shot and killed by police, departed the Square of the Revolution after lunch for Linden where a service was held at the Wismar-Mackenzie bridge – the location where they died on July 18 when they were part of a protest demanding that government withdraw a proposal for higher electricity tariffs. (See other story on page 3.)
The cortege arrived at the Square at about 11:15am and initially there was a lot of pushing for a view of the bodies. This later quieted down and persons filed past in an orderly manner to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.