Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Benschop, Shit-soon and others should organize protest against policeman's murder by bandits .
On Saturday July 03 Kaieteur News reported that a group of Guyanese protested the day before outside Guyana High Commission at Bayswater in Central London against human rights violations in Guyana. With the protesters shouting “Stop human rights violations in Guyana.” “Justice for Kelvin and “PPP, racist government.”
According to the KN, the organisers of the protest, Mr. Norman Browne and Dr Michelle Asantewa, in a written statement said that Guyana is now effectively a police state in which the police are now empowered by a shoot to kill policy.
On the night of the very day the protest by Browne, Asantewa and others took place, TSU rank Vickram Singh was shot and killed by bandits while performing duty as a sentry at the entrance of the Joint Services Housing SchemeI in Lamaha Springs. It is our hope that these same leaders, Norman Browne and Michelle Asantewa who led and organized the protest and their protesters go right back to that very place and once again shout to the top of their lungs with the same amount of vehemency about the young Police officer's murder at the hands of bandits.
We also make a similar call to the unusually silent but normally vociferous few who prounce on any opportunity to make public spectacles of themselves. Further, we urge Freddie Shit-soon and Mark Benschop to organize a protest similar to the one they organized when Kelvin Fraser was shot by a policeman. Such a protest should also be given front page coverage by both local 'independent' dailies.