Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Workers, GPL consumers defy APNU thugs to protest opposition Budget cuts proposal

Upset workers holding up their placards 
APNU agents who sought to disrupt the otherwise peaceful picketing exercise

Hundreds of workers, GPL consumers and ordinary Guyanese on Tuesday staged a protest outside parliament, denouncing the combined opposition of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance For Change's (AFC) proposal to slash the 2012 national Budget by a whopping GY$26B, mainly targeting several agencies and programmes funded by the Offices of the President, Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance. 
The protesters called on the AFC/APNU to trash the plan which they said would put hundreds on the breadline.

Meanwhile several known APNU/PNC thugs and party activists descended on the peaceful picketing exercise where they sought to confront, intimidate and hurl insults at the protesters. Racial and other remarks where hurled at some of the workers who were of Indo-Guyanses ethnicity. 

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