Linden buildings torched as unrest deepens
-gov’t, opposition trade blame
Confrontation between Lindeners and the Joint Services in the wee hours of Friday resulted in the suspected torching of eight buildings and a flurry of accusations between the two sides over who was to blame for the ongoing instability in the town.
Negotiations which were set to resume yesterday on the terms of reference for a commission on inquiry into the July 18 Linden protestor killings and a review of electricity tariffs were postponed by the Office of the President and it is unclear when they will resume.
Lindeners had said yesterday that the Joint Services had mounted an operations against them to clear blocked roads into and out of Linden but this was later denied by the Joint Services Coordinat-ing Council, which said that there had been no such operation and blamed protesters for starting the first fire.
In its statement, the coordinating council said that at roughly 2.20 am yesterday protesters who had been manning various blockades in Linden raised an alarm that the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.