Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Election protests continue in Dominica

Civil unrest in the Commonwealth of Dominica spilt into Wednesday as protestors continued their demands for electoral reform ahead of the December 6 General Elections.

Roads have been blocked in several communities including the North-Eastern area of Marigot, which is represented by Opposition Leader Lennox Linton.

There is a heavy police presence in most areas and their efforts are being aided by members of the Regional Security System (RSS).

In an address to the nation on Tuesday, President Charles Savarin called for peace among Dominicans.

Savarin said: “I have seen videos of disruptive behaviour in Marigot, yesterday. I have also seen videos of the Bishop of Rousseau being harassed and verbally abused in the most shameful manner by the protestors. This is reprehensible behaviour which I condemn without reservation.”

Savarin called on the church and professional bodies to do their part to condemn acts of election violence.

 

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