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PLP and protesters show no respect for the law

Leader of the Opposition David Burt (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Dear Sir,

I read with interest your article on the Progressive Labour Party’s response to the summonses issued to several persons involved in the December incident outside Parliament.

What is interesting is that the Opposition would appear, like the protesters, to have no respect for the rule of law. If they had carried out the protest within the bounds of the law, they would not have had to worry about being prosecuted. If they had operated within the bounds of the law and were prosecuted, then and only then could one say they were being persecuted.

As it stands, what is happening to them is more than fair; but indeed deserved. People must learn that if they live in a fair and just democracy — and we do — then they must conduct themselves in a manner that does not impede on the rights of others.

So I say, prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law as an example to those who may consider such actions in the future.


St George’s

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