Cops tear gas protestors in PoS
Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Cops tear gas protestors in PoS
As citizens went to sleep on Tuesday night uneasy and unsure of what yesterday's dawn would bring, the country initially awoke to a sense of calm and quiet yesterday. But this did not last for long as residents from Beetham and Sea Lots joined together to stage what was initially called a peaceful protest in Port-of-Spain. While one at Sea Lots was broken up to an extent, some of them left to go into the city where they joined a protest which the police used tear gas to disperse.
Stand-off in Sea Lots between residents, police
Sea Lots residents could relate to a sense of helplessness they felt and criticised National Security Minister Stuart Young for his response to the protests, denying reports that protesters were being paid by a particular group of people to cause unrest.
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