Police with riot gear gather on Salisbury Beach

The police have gathered in the Salisbury Beach
The police have gathered in the Salisbury Beach

About 30 police officers in military fatigues and with riot gear have gathered on the Salisbury beach and there are reports attempts will be made to clear the Salisbury main road.

The road is presently blocked and is the scene of protest action by residents and farmers of the area.

They say the government has neglected the area and the roads are in deplorable conditions.

Earlier on Monday the police attempted to remove some of the road block but was met with a hail of stones and they were forced to retreat.

The protesters are adamant that the protest action will continue until they hear something from the government.

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has described the protest as illegal.

DNO is following this unfolding development and will publish further information as it becomes available.

The main highway in Salisbury remains blocked
The main highway in Salisbury remains blocked

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34 Comments

  1. Really?
    May 22, 2017

    Leave it blocked. Period! As longs as is their community leave it blocked. Let the fires burn! Do not put yourselves at risk!

  2. african queen MS
    May 12, 2015

    the government is for all be it blue or red why is he neglecting the people from salisbury they pay taxes too he promise he got grant he go loan months ago i read that a list of farm roads were to be fix why is he not fixing salisbury every where else is being fix instead of sending someone to hold talsk with the people he tear gas them but god na sleep stand up for your right people from salisbury am with u a hundred percent am not blue am not red my government is the man above .god bless my sweet nation and may god guide and protect all people have a fantastic and productive day one love

  3. ciouslijo
    May 12, 2015

    I applaud the people of Salisbury for this amazing protest!! Stand up for what you know is right… You need the proper road in order to help your self provide for your family.all Dominicans should by right participate in this protest… What is the market without Salisbury fresh produce – government need to put good clean use of the PEOPLES MONEY AND FIX D GD ROAD!!!!

  4. Gabby
    May 12, 2015

    So proud of the protestors. Stand up for what you believe in. When words have failed, let actions speak. I do not want there to be actual violence, but in an island where the police are too often lacklustre or in the hands of the corrupt, let this signal the beginning of a wake-up call to not only failed promises for roads but also to the police to do their jobs better.

    Stand up and shout for your rights.

  5. sauce
    May 12, 2015

    The people got their rights to protest, protest until things change. People must be willing to die for their rights n belief. The protest action must spread all over Dominica.
    There are many ways of protesting and the people of Salisbury made a start.
    All right thinking Dominicans should join the protest n matches for freedom n justice.
    Dominicans must protest, walk about, go slow, shake the ego of this heartless government.
    Dominicans should be matching in town everyday, dobas charles saverin did against pj,
    Where the ministers of religion?

  6. love it
    May 11, 2015

    im so happy domincans get bold!!!!!!!!!!!!give them ppl wat they want :-D :mrgreen:

  7. HELL with politic
    May 11, 2015

    The police should just open fire on you donkey’s.

    • The Facts
      May 12, 2015

      I do not suggest firing a gun. They are challenging the government and the police.
      The police should give them at least three warnings and if they do not disperse, use whatever other means it will take to disperse them.

  8. zor
    May 11, 2015

    Shame on dominicans

    • The Facts
      May 12, 2015

      You mean some Dominicans, the protesters and their leaders? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  9. Informant
    May 11, 2015

    This is ridiculous. Not too long the PM promised to address the roads using funds from BAM. Those things don’t just happen within a week. This is why they vote for a Parl. Rep. If they find the PM is taking too long to deliver on his promise, then let the Parl. Rep make representation and then if nothing happens, then take peaceful protest. Instead, this action is being taken, affecting even students from doing their examinations. People must realize that acting to get something done but doing more harm in the process is backward thinking. This still will not fix the roads tomorrow or next week.

    I support people standing for their right, but there are more responsible ways of doing things. I cannot judge, but I suspect Lennox Linton is silently behind this. I’m sure we will hear from him and his only comments will be on what police did. I may be wrong, but this is my suspicion.

    • Views Expressed
      May 11, 2015

      Informant be informed, there have been silent presentation and representation since the election before the stole one on Dec. 8th 2014.
      Where have you been??????
      The protest will continue….in many ways…

    • The Facts
      May 12, 2015

      Who is the organizer of this protest? This is the one to be primarily blamed.

  10. The ppl
    May 11, 2015

    Power to the people, keep the pressure .

    • May 11, 2015

      love domincans :wink:

    • The Facts
      May 12, 2015

      Keep the pressure on what? They need to find a job to do. These appear to be idlers, giving Dominica a bad name.

  11. No sa
    May 11, 2015

    Go home n clean cook for the family… Cut this nonesense their are better n other ways of getting the government attention and dealing with thr matter.

    • Peter Potter
      May 11, 2015

      Tell us all how? You must know more than we do.
      The only thing we get from this useless government is lies, promises, lies, promises and more lies…

      • The Facts
        May 12, 2015

        I have stated this more than once. You are imagining things and exaggerating, making a mountain out of a molehill and a storm in a teapot. Whatever you have on your mind will be difficult to erase and eradicated for that matter. I feel sorry for people as you.

  12. Smile
    May 11, 2015

    I seem to be living on a different island. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t it the Parl rep for Salibury who neglected them for the past 5 years? Well sar!

    • The Facts
      May 12, 2015

      And they voted for him again? It looks as though he was ineffective. Surely, they should not be protesting but should direct their anger at him; not the PM.

  13. Man kind
    May 11, 2015

    Let democracy prevail we need more of this not instigating any problems but our voices should be heard .
    Who in the kitchen feel the heat

    • The Facts
      May 12, 2015

      There are different ways of having your voice heard and under a different condition.

  14. Kid On The Block
    May 11, 2015

    So Salisbury people turn Government main road into a Landfill! Stoning the Police and even damaging Police vehicle and the Parl rep. is at the fore front. Is this the best way to solve the problem? Somebody gonna pay for that!

    • The Facts
      May 12, 2015

      They are informing other D/cans and those who reside abroad what type of people they are. They are bad examples to those who see, hear and read about them.

  15. Attitude
    May 11, 2015

    Those blue mealybugs just want attention!! Jail them!!

  16. Elizabeth Ludovique
    May 11, 2015

    I pray that the police remember that they are also members of the public and users of the said roads. I hope the government is not making the country a police state while hiding behind the police.

    Is this payback for not voting for them? If the try to clear it block it again.

    It is less than 6mths they were eating under your house in the banana fields and now they are not able to meet you???

  17. plump
    May 11, 2015

    Illegal eh? Enjoy it while it lasts.

  18. lol
    May 11, 2015

    this is nonsense< give the people some tear gas and rubber bullet. if you protesting protest but i am not in your protest so please do not block me.

  19. cant believe it
    May 11, 2015

    no way will a police oppress me, he will have to be living on another island to do that

    • May 11, 2015

      :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :oops: :oops: :mrgreen:

    • jeffrey
      May 11, 2015

      soon reach from the other islands to assist our brothers and sisters in arm :lol: :-D

      • Shaka zulu
        May 11, 2015

        You would love to come and abuse some people huh!! Brothers in arms have family ie brothers and sisters not in arms. RSS responsibility is to protect life and property just as SSU. If you are a policeman with any sense you will know that your assistance will be to the people of Dominica. wonder why the Caribbean is an extension of Africa?

      • The Facts
        May 12, 2015

        If the government where you reside is not a weak one and is aware of your motive, you should be stopped and arrested just as those who leave to join ISIS.

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