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Update: Fuad Abu Bakr gets $75,000 bail

New National Vision political leader, Fuad Abu Bakr

New National Vision political leader, Fuad Abu Bakr

Updated at 4.30 pm on July 2, 2020

New National Vision (NNV) political leader Fuad Abu Bakr has been granted $75,000 bail.

He appeared before magistrate Indar Jagoo on Thursday afternoon at a court virtual hearing.

Abu Bakr, who was arrested during protests in Port of Spain on Monday, has been charged with six offences.

These include obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty and three counts of assaulting a police officer at the Black Lives Matter protest at the Queen's Park Savannah on June 8.

He was also charged with using violent language to provoke persons to commit a breach of the peace and breaching the COVID-19 regulations during protests along Piccadilly Street, Laventille, Port of Spain on June 30.

Abu Bakr reportedly shouted to a group of protesters, "All yuh come let's block the road, they can't stop us, no justice, no peace!"

He was then arrested and taken to the Besson Street Police Station.

Original story

New National Vision (NNV) political leader Fuad Abu Bakr has been charged.

However, he remains in police custody at the Besson Street police station.

Abu Bakr, who was arrested during protests in Port of Spain on Monday, has been charged with six offences.

These include obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty and three counts of assaulting a police officer at the Black Lives Matter protest at the Queen's Park Savannah on June 8.

He was also charged with using violent language to provoke persons to commit a breach of the peace and breaching the COVID-19 regulations during protests along Piccadilly Street, Laventille, Port of Spain on June 30.

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