Twelve persons wanted for June 2022 unrest at Mon Repos market
Months after vendors were beaten, robbed and had their valuables, including their stalls, destroyed during unrest at the Mon Repos market, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Wednesday issued wanted bulletins for twelve individuals, believed to be perpetrators of the acts.
Wanted are Walkie Glasgow of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD); Trotman Tixey called ‘Quincy’ of Nabacalis, ECD and Sukie Reginal of Golden Grove, ECD.
The other nine wanted persons were only identified by their alias. They are ‘Carlos’, ‘Ray Ray/Lily’, ‘Nedd’, ‘Blammi’, ‘Dave’, ‘Burke’, ‘Layne’, ‘Peters’ and ‘Kaldin’.
The men hail from the communities of Golden Grove, Nabacalis, Enmore North and Haslington North, along the East Coast of Demerara.
The unrest occurred on June 28, 2022.
According to Police Headquarters, the 12 persons are wanted for Acts of Terrorism, Contrary to Section 309 (A) (1) (b) (ii) of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act, Chapter 8:01
“Terror and mayhem were unleashed on persons on the East Coast of Demerara in June last year, during which several vehicles were burnt, and a number of stalls were ransacked and looted at the Mon Repos Market, ECD. Roads were blocked by burning debris, and scores of persons were beaten and robbed during the acts of terror committed by ‘protestors,” the Police Force stated in a press release on Wednesday.
The rioting stemmed from protests over the killing of Quindon Bacchus at Haslington during an alleged undercover Police operation.
But the June 28, 2022 protest, which commenced at Golden Grove, extended to several East Coast Demerara communities.
It was at the Mon Repos market that it turned violent where a minibus and several stalls were set on fire. Vendors were also beaten and robbed.
Hours after the incident, President Dr Irfaan Ali visited the affected vendors and assessed their damages. They subsequently received full compensation for their losses.
Attorney General Anil Nandlall had assured the vendors that justice will be served and those involved in the illegal activities will be prosecuted in court.
Let the law enforcement bring to bear the full extent of justice on those who feels that they can commit acts of violence on hard working citizens. Nuff said.
I never thought I’d live to see the day when these bullies are given their comeuppance. Each incident has to have consequences! Don’t forget the recent Hopetown and Buxton bullies.
The lawlessness on all sides needs to stop!