Rice farmers burn tyres, block road
-after clash with cops during protest
By Erica Williams and Kenesha Fraser
Protesting rice farmers last evening burnt tyres and set up blockages along the Essequibo Coast, after a confrontation with police escalated during an attempt to disperse them.
Chairman of the Essequibo Paddy Farmers Association Naith Ram and two other farmers afterward alleged that they were assaulted by the police near the Three Friends bridge.