Kaieteunewsonline.com-It was supposed to be a massive protest, blocking the main thoroughfare at Buxton on the East Coast of Demerara, but it turned out like a damp squib.
From as early as 07:00 hours about 15 persons, including Working People’s Alliance executive members Desmond Trotman and Dr. David Hinds, turned out, and with placards proclaiming support for the Linden protest, they lined a small section of the road, soliciting lukewarm responses from passersby.
The protest was conceptualized at a public meeting at Buxton last week when several speakers called on residents to come out in numbers and block the Main East Coast Demerara Highway.
However an hour into the protest it was clear that very few persons took the call seriously.
In the end, those who turned out resigned themselves to first lining the roadway before venturing onto the centre of the road snarling traffic for a mere two minutes, amusing motorists.
But at least some of the leaders, who were dared by Acting Commissioner of Police Leroy Brumell, turned out and led from the front.
The police on the East Coast of Demerara could take some credit for keeping the thoroughfare clear as they kept up constant surveillance.
After about two hours in the sun the group dispersed.