Police curb squib menace in Alexander Village
-residents say better crowd control needed
Alexander Village residents are crediting the stronger police presence in the area for reduced reports of the use of firecrackers on Diwali evening, but they say there remains a need for improved crowd control methods.
“There was definitely a decrease in the use of these illegal squibs and things of the sort but I don’t understand how people who are living here are refused access to the streets to come in. The police stop you at First Street and then you have to park your vehicle out there or at Mandela Avenue and walk in. Leaving your vehicle there is a risk,” Second Street Resident Sanjay Persaud told Stabroek News yesterday.