Shaquille Grant laid to rest after emotional funeral service
Pain, rage and raw emotion boiled over yesterday during the funeral service for 17-year-old Shaquille Grant, who was shot and killed by members of the Guyana Police Force on September 11, 2012.
Scores of persons, including family members, friends, political activists, members of parliament and other mourners, gathered at the Agricola Ball Field to pay their final respects to the slain teen, remembered as a sportsman, disciplined student and obedient son.
Many children dressed in their school clothes sobbed quietly, comforted by their peers as the service went on, but the service grew intense when Grant’s mother, Shonett Adams, became extremely emotional, pounding passionately at the closed casket. This episode began when two mourners were called upon to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.