Protesters storm PPP/C meeting in Linden

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A group of protestors Thursday afternoon stormed a public meeting organised by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) in Linden, which is a People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) stronghold community.

The protesters were residents of the mining town who banged chairs, waved placards and chanted slogans in an effort to disrupt the proceeding which was focused on discussing Budget 2018.

They were reportedly led by government parliamentarian Jermaine Figueira.  Some of the placards read “No PPP”, “Jagdeo leave Linden alone”, and “Budget 2018 nice”.

Despite the distraction, the PPP/C Members of Parliament (MPs) continued their meeting until police officers arrived to put the protesters out.

The MPs were Bishop Juan Edghill, Alister Charlie, Bheri Ramsarran, Gillian Burton-Persaud, and Vickram Bharrat. Dr Roger Luncheon was also present at the event.

MP Charlie told News Room that the residents who were present at the meeting have grave concerns about the 2018 Budget. He said the PPP/C plans to listen to the concerns of people across the country and to make adequate representation on their behalf in Parliament.

The protest action is reminiscent of when the PPP/C MPs protested President David Granger’s special address to the Parliament several weeks ago.

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