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St Kitts-Nevis opposition mobs House Speaker
Published on February 25, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

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Team Unity protesters across the road from the St Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank entrance on Central Street. (Photo: St Kitts Nevis Times)

By Ken Richards

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Opposition alliance Team Unity protesters say they were able to get their message directly to House Speaker Curtis Martin during their latest demonstration in St Kitts on Monday.

Protesting for the third time this month outside the National Bank where the Speaker works, Team Unity demonstrators were on hand as the Speaker arrived for work at the bank on Monday morning.

The opposition is trying to pressure Martin in keeping with a court ruling that says there are no impediments to him tabling the motion of no confidence in the Denzil Douglas-led Labour Party administration.

Team Unity leader Dr Timothy Harris told Winn FM that the protesters were able to make their position clear to the Speaker.

“Scores of persons came out with their placard(s), greeting the Speaker when he came accompanied by security forces carrying machine guns,” Harris told WINN FM.

He insisted however that the demonstration was peaceful despite the fact “that people shouted ‘let the motion be heard, call the motion’”.

“This is part of the peaceful agitation, no one touched him, no one accosted him in any way, so we are within out rights, we have a constitutional right to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly,” the Team Unity leader said.

According to the opposition MP, the Speaker is creating unease and instability in the country by not tabling the motion. Harris said Martin needs to ensure that the motion is tabled urgently. It was filed in December 2012.

Republished with permission of West Indies News Network
 
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