Unrest at Mon Repos: Five men surrender


Five of the 12 men wanted for terrorism crimes during unrest at the Mon Repos market in June 2022, have turned themselves into the Police on Thursday morning.

The News Room understands that Tony MacKinnon, Carlos Kingston, Terrence Adolphus Nedd, Antony English and Keon Glasgow were taken to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) by their attorney, Dexter Todd.

The men are currently assisting with the investigation, but have denied their involvement in the crime.

On Wednesday, the Guyana Police Force issued a wanted bulletin for the men for Acts of Terrorism, Contrary to Section 309 (A) (1) (b) (ii) of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act, Chapter 8:01.

The men hail from the communities of Golden Grove, Nabacalis, Enmore North and Haslington North, along the East Coast of Demerara.

On June 28, 2022, the protest turned violent at the Mon Repos Market where vendors were robbed and beaten by rioters while their vehicles were burnt and their stalls destroyed.

Following the looting and robbing of the vendors, citizens took photos of some of the suspects fleeing with the stolen goods on the roadway.

The rioting stemmed from protests over the killing of Quindon Bacchus at Haslington during an alleged undercover police operation. But the June 28 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.

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