'I thought it was another coup'
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
'I thought it was another coup'
This was the explanation DCP Mervyn Richardson gave yesterday to justify his intervention in a demonstration staged by the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) outside the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain.
I THOUGHT IT WAS A COUP
ON THE ATTACK
Cease and desist
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Cops investigating cops
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Warner gets red card
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