Nineteen for court following Essequibo rice protest

The 19 persons who were arrested early Saturday morning after a confrontation between rice farmers and the Guyana Police Force in Anna Regina, Essequibo have been ordered to appear before the court tomorrow.

Vice Chairman of the Essequibo Paddy Farmers’ Association, Taje Shewcharan, the organization responsible for organizing a morning protest on Friday, recalled yesterday that he had to be sent to the hospital for treatment after his arrest due to injuries sustained in altercations with police. He told Stabroek News that when 16 persons were being taken to the Anna Regina police station and three were taken to the Suddie police station, arrangements were made by farmers who were waiting outside to pay the $95,000 bail for all those arrested.

He said that farmers were looking out for one another and that the same could not be said for the rest of those  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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