Several residents of Salisbury were served with court summons in relation to protests which took place in the community recently.
MP for the constituency, Hector John, told Dominica News Online that his name is on the list to be served however the summons never reached him.
John said on privately-owned Q95 on Tuesday morning that there were two police officers in Salisbury last Friday and Sunday distributing the summons, however he has not seen the one intended for him.
“I want to make it very clear, I was not served any summon,” he said.
He explained that he was at his sister’s home last Friday and he told the police officers that he was not interested in their summons.
“I told them that I did not even want to hear them,” John stated. “I told them that everybody thought that was quiet, we were moving on …”
He said the officers subsequently left.
He stated that five residents were served on Friday and a further five on Sunday.
In light of the developments, John has appealed to residents of the area to stay calm.
“I want my people to remain calm, we will meet and discuss it, we will be meeting with our lawyers. We don’t want any problems,” he stated.
On May 11 and June 11, Salisbury was engulfed in disturbances as the police and residents faced off. The first action was in protest of poor farm road conditions in the area. It was eventually broken up by the police.
The second protest took place after the police swooped into the community and arrested six residents on allegations that they were part of the first protest.
Both actions have been described as “riotous” by the police.
Six people are presently facing charges in relation to the first protest.