Agents of the state killed Rodney, brother tells inquiry

-pretended not to recognise Walter at funeral parlour out of fear

Closing off the first session of the public hearings for the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the 1980 killing of political activist Dr. Walter Rodney, Edward (Eddie) Rodney yesterday charged that his brother’s killing was an “act of terrorism by agents of the state.”

Eddie Rodney said the political and social atmosphere of the nation at that time was oppressing and consumed with fear since there were shortages, searches, intimidation, and resistance from the population. He said his brother Walter was one of the people killed in an “act of terrorism” by state agents.

The CoI was set up to probe the death of Rodney, Co-leader of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA). He was killed in a car near John and Bent streets on June 13, 1980, after a walkie-talkie given to  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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