Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Griffith tells protesters: Do so within the law

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is advising that while it is the right of citizens to protest, it must be done within the confines of the law.

Griffith made the comment after two University of the West Indies (UWI) students were arrested during civil action at the St Augustine campus on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by the TTPS hours later, Griffith says that while he empathizes with the frustration of some, he wishes to state that protest action should be done without breaking any law.

The top cop says police will intervene to uphold all laws to ensure that safety, security and peace are maintained.

He also cautioned against blocking roadways which disrupts traffic, affects productivity, inconveniences and endangers other citizens and in some cases, delays persons who may be in need of emergency services.

Griffith says whereas persons or groups may have concerns and are trying to voice these concerns within their right to protest, the Police Service is duty bound and prepared to enforce all laws which govern this country.

 

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