BREAKING NEWS: Tear gas fired in Roseau

Riot police moving in

Police have fired tear gas in Roseau to disperse protesters.

Earlier opposition parties held a meeting to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

The meeting ended earlier on Tuesday, but some protesters lingered on.

The riot squad has moved in and tear gas fired.

Reporters on the scene said rocks and bottles are being thrown.

DNO understands the disturbances are on Kennedy Avenue and Independence Street. 

DNO is following this development.

 

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68 Comments

  1. lier
    February 9, 2017

    I am not sending anymore barrells for you all.Destroy what you all have.stay without.

  2. Jules
    February 8, 2017

    I am very surprised at the behaviour in our citizens. We can not destroy our beautiful country. our voices can be heard without violence.violence is never acceptable despite the problem. When houses are burnt ome one suffers not the prime minister.let us behave in a responsible manner. Do not let problems overcome us.

  3. Yellow Ranger
    February 8, 2017

    The Power Rangers Are Back! Season 2!

  4. Patience
    February 8, 2017

    That’s exactly the engagement the commissioner wanted he got it …. be careful what you ask for dumb dumb

    • CaricomBajan
      February 8, 2017

      There is a democratic way of removing a government. It’s called a General Election also known as voting or placing the X. If Dominicans attempt to remove the rightful government by force or violent civil disruption, it will not do the country any good. Let democracy work. Demonstrate peaceably, have honest dialogue with your parliamentary representatives and try to get them to understand the will of the people. Maybe some of them will listen to the people and use the constitution to create change from within Parliament itself. But whatever you do remember to always choose proper upright honest good citizens to represent your interest in Parliament.

  5. Dominican at Heart
    February 8, 2017

    we are in a democratic country. i have no problem with the opposition leading a peaceful protest or calling for the resignation of the ‘prime minister or the government, but to allow your protest to go violent without just cause is not acceptable and cannot be justified. the opposition now has the responsibility to explain went went wrong and why did the “peaceful” protest end up a violent protest…

  6. snowell
    February 8, 2017

    Sicko’s carry on who on earth destroys there own environment . only in DA this behaviour is almost like a cult and his followers. You Idiots let everything come to a halt lets hope that you guys can return the damage.

  7. Doc. Love
    February 8, 2017

    Their is a rumor circulating around the city that the Skeritt Administration intends to arrest, Linton, Fontaine and Joshua for not following the agreement relative to the termination of the meeting in Roseau yesterday. According to the agreement between the police and the leaders of the demonstration, the meeting should cease at three p.m. Because instructions were not followed, subsequently, their was a clash between the demonstrators and the police thus causing a riot. I hope the Government will have an immediate investigation, because if any stupid action is taken, it might lead to further disturbances on the island.

  8. Jae
    February 8, 2017

    Ish just got real.. #warzone

  9. Massacre
    February 8, 2017

    That was indiscriminate use of force . Carbon and Valerie are not qualified to be in charge to the police force. They should leave too.

  10. Canada
    February 8, 2017

    Keep the pressure on Skerrit and his corrupt regime.
    Skerrit has to go! Skerrit has to go!

    • Nevisian Looking On
      February 8, 2017

      Canada is this what you want to see for your country. If Skerrit must go there is a way to do it. This cannot be good for your country but i guess you are far away in Canada and who feels it knows it. You should be ashamed to come on here with this post. Do you have any idea the millions of dollars in business Dominica is loosing right now? Are there cruise ships scheduled to be docked, are they able to? Is this interferring with all of the Call Center Workers from getting to work? Do you have any idea what the backlash of that could be? Are there tourists cancelling their vacation right now after watching this? Do you have any ideas how many jobs this can affect? This is no time to rejoice, all Domincans should be ashamed and be afraid. Is this the way Lennox Linton wants to take over and lead his country? Does he now know and understand the ramifications of what he has instigated?

  11. Tj
    February 8, 2017

    This is very unfortunate !!

  12. February 8, 2017

    That’s just something else..smh..fondcole road on fire..why???

  13. Cyrique
    February 8, 2017

    Well well well, is this the Dominica that Linton wants??? Shame on UWP!! The world we’re looking at this tiny but beautiful Caribbean Island ? as a peaceful paradise but now many will be apprehensive about coming to this riot stricken Island. What has this riot achieved??? I strongly believe that Linton is working with outside interests to destroy Dominica and cause an invasion by the United States just as it happened in Grenada. Dominicans will regret the day that they followed Linton and shamed Dominica with violence on our streets!!! This is NOT the way to make your voice heard!! Linton has a seat in Parliament!!! That’s his voice. He should try to get more seats in Parliament so that he can drive policy through. Not by destroying Dominica!!! Linton is NOT fit for Public Office!!! Shame on him!!!

  14. Congo
    February 8, 2017

    The people are not happy with the present situation. And that’s how you treat them. ?

  15. February 8, 2017

    Longevity usually breeds tyranny. I think persons who were Prime Minister for two terms, should not be allowed to be Prime Minister again. However, they can continue to run as a MP.

  16. Dominican Passports
    February 8, 2017

    Them police well glad they get a little action, tear gas was expiring they happy they finally get to use that :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

  17. Dominican Passports
    February 8, 2017

    :lol: :lol: Uwp got the block hot

  18. Cool
    February 7, 2017

    Please don’t blame the opposition for the violence and thuggery today. Get to the core of the problem and deal with those concerned.
    The sad move in town tonight, should n must be condemn but the government must answer the questions about CBI…
    Suddenly DBS is now a Gospel Station for saints…… Tonight they all turn pastors and priest,as if God is a labourite…. Pastor Cecil.
    Get to the reallll problem out there instead of being so emotionally and Holy alllllllll of a sudden….
    Say no to violence and alllllllll illegal activities……. SAY no to all evil…..

  19. indira Ghandi
    February 7, 2017

    Aren’t we a democracy anymore?
    See how many protests were held in the U S since Trump became President?
    Not for once was any teargas used.
    Dominica is on its way to a serious quailing and Skerrit and all those who refuse to tell him when he is wrong will get their fair share.

    • indira Ghandi
      February 8, 2017

      The oppositions need to call for outside help.
      it is ridiculous that people cannot protest.
      we are not in Russia nor China.
      Also let the US government know about those that coming down to vote.
      Let President Trump know so when they come down they will not be able to go back so all of us will enjoy the misery together.

  20. Brinsley John-Rose
    February 7, 2017

    The insurance companies need to take note of these illegal actions through political conspiracy taking place, and bring forward a class action lawsuit aginst the UWP and their machination of chaos to bring Dominica\’s economy to depression, I say detain them until Easter and then proceed o prosecution and execution of justice on the purpetrators

    • Brinsley John-Rose
      February 7, 2017

      “perpetrators”

  21. Laplaine Observer
    February 7, 2017

    When Blackmore spoke on DBS, he failed to mention that the police refuse to allow the truck to exit the area instead instructing the driver to reverse through the crowd to exit. While the protest was peaceful and police displayed extreme professionalism, the decision to prevent the truck from leaving, created an atmosphere for disobedience by a minuscule number of people.

  22. John Jules
    February 7, 2017

    UWP leaders have no respect for their country. Is this the type of people you want to run the affairs of your country? Lennox and his supporters shame on you all. The world is watching as your thirst for power grows.

  23. NabesandI
    February 7, 2017

    Unruly Wicked Party

  24. Just Passing Through
    February 7, 2017

    So what did this prove? The PM is not going to resign. The Opposition Leader is not going to be the New PM. The UWP will not form the government.

    We see how coward the Leadership of the UWP is. They ran to their home or on a radio station, happy for what is going on. Shame.

    What will the people get. Because I do not up to now know what the Riot was about? Voters rights? Dominicans cannot vote? No that is not it because we have the most democratically fair elections. The only thing is that the UWP is mad at the people for saying no to them.

    Will employees get higher wages? Was that what the riot protest was for?

    Were they protesting for Scholarship for your children? Of course not?

    Were they setting a good example? That he is better than PM? No way!

    Were they getting you better health care? No!

    What will they do for Dominica any way? They have told us nothing that they can do to make the lives of Dominicans better? Have they? Of course not!!

    • Concerned
      February 8, 2017

      When all of you on here talking bad about Mr. Lennox Linton and the United Workers Party will one day open you all eyes it will be too late.

      My heart bleeds for Dominica and the extremely high level of ignorance being displayed in this beautiful island. I cannot for the life of me understand why people will not just listen for a change. Do your research, ask questions instead of shooting down everything that is said or brought up in a discussion about Dominica. One Hundred french Men cannot be wrong!!!

      I for one is not into Partisan Politics. Right is right and wrong is wrong be it Labour or UWP. These alleged issues with this administration is serious and to be taken seriously. Investigate everybody, bring out the truth, have a civil discussion on issues and let good sense prevail.

      We are too small an island for all this nonsense. We behaving too immature in this situation and we are destroying ourselves by being blindly devoted to political parties.

      LORD HELP…

  25. hmmmmmmmmmm
    February 7, 2017

    d whole of roseau on fire and all u just talking about tear gas…. A riot going on….dno report better

  26. %
    February 7, 2017

    This was a hell of a good meeting…I AM ALREADY calling for another..Its a movement,and it can only build momentum..NO LAW SUIT can silent us or cause us to stop asking questions about Monfared.Mr Skerrit why did Monfared have our Diplomatic passport!Why!What was his connection to MY DOMINICA TRADE HOUSE?Was he hiding in Dominica?Why?

    • Concerned
      February 8, 2017

      These are the questions the country needs to ask. UWP and Labourites alike!!!!

  27. Da4real
    February 7, 2017

    Was all this necessary? Is Lennox that desperate for power ? Wake up people .. Lennox doesn’t care about the welfare of any body. In pretty sure he was no where to be seen during all this unnecessary havoc.

  28. D Unlooker
    February 7, 2017

    They incited violence now crying foul…evil bellies!

  29. D Unlooker
    February 7, 2017

    Wicked evil bellies!

  30. Peace-ButWhere-Justice
    February 7, 2017

    Everyone crying for peace. But none crying for justice. Equal rights and justice

  31. Mon-Kees
    February 7, 2017

    Roseau nice, boy.

  32. Run
    February 7, 2017

    Don’t worry patriots, the world is watching. Some of us may have to die and some thrown in prison but the struggle continues

  33. Concerted
    February 7, 2017

    I worry when I see and hear people with talents try to destroy this country. I am very shocked at one of the leaders of an up and coming dance group.

  34. formose
    February 7, 2017

    please do not sell our little Dominica for people that can’t take care of there own country ;the only thing they can do is spoil our people .

  35. Tall is body
    February 7, 2017

    That’s why you have the right too vote. When his time comes for election then the people have the right too vote.

  36. Danziger
    February 7, 2017

    Zor pa ni kaz man allez chofay madames zor sa zor ka fer Roseau toujours. se pour madames zor FOUTAY ZORTS dehor zot pa nomme se ZAMANNE ZOTS YE

  37. Tall is body
    February 7, 2017

    That’s why you have the right too vote. When his time comes then the people have the right too vote.

  38. Merci
    February 7, 2017

    Yesah Linton, yesah Edison, yesah ….where you? Thank you. Not Skerrit. NOT You either.

  39. Af
    February 7, 2017

    now i seeing police ready for action. that is the type of gear a police should have….now u talking. although it kinda sad tho seeing that all that drama happening D/A

  40. Itassi4us
    February 7, 2017

    Pplice fire tear gas in Roseau!! DNO y the part of How the protesters who stayed behind are behaving, the fires, the illicit language, the threats….y that part left out and u all making it look like is because they there in the street police just send tear gas at them???

  41. Peace
    February 7, 2017

    DNO you all are so bias in your news making it sound like Police started retaliation first. Why don’t you mention the fact that the protesters started fires, sending rocks etc after the police … And you all call this peaceful protest smh.

  42. Not Me Alone
    February 7, 2017

    Skerrit can jump high and jump low but he must go! There are no two ways about it Skerrit. Is either you resign peacefully and report to the US or, or the US will come to you, or we the people fire you. Please for goodness sake go about your business peacefully.

  43. February 7, 2017

    Calm Down, every thing under control. we like Ro,Ro, and sensationalizm, but law and order must be maintained. We not going back! Do not destroy our country, we all need to play our part.

  44. No love for country
    February 7, 2017

    U people have never loved Dominica . Shame from the head

  45. Just Passing Through
    February 7, 2017

    Disgusted at the Leadership of the UWP for after agreeing with the police to have a peaceful meeting from 11:00 AM to 3:00PM have allowed their members to destroy the City and and to attack our Police Officers and cause harm to people of the country.

    Praise go to the Government and our Police Officers for their restraints. I condemn the Leaders of this protest for now the rioting happening in the City of Roseau.

    No sensible Dominica will ever believe that is not exactly want the UWP planned to happen. Hope they are proud of themselves for encouraging the crowd to misbehave.

    At 20:22 the riot is on. DNO I would have thought you would have told your readership when the Meeting was supposed to start and end.

  46. Ras Ju
    February 7, 2017

    I guess 24 hours in a day so D Day is not over yet?!
    Interesting!

  47. Norissa
    February 7, 2017

    three places on fire in roseau we :roll: :roll: :roll: :!:

  48. Norissa
    February 7, 2017

    ha dominicans tire
    d do somting eh :roll: :-?

  49. JBaptiste
    February 7, 2017

    It has begun. No turning back now.

  50. The Truth Be Told (Original)
    February 7, 2017

    I thought the protest ended at 3:00 pm. They were still out on the street in the evening? They did not want to go home? After their so-called protest, the Police should have dispersed them. They should not have been allowed to linger-on for, who knows what they could do.
    Rocks and bottles thrown? They are out for trouble? Do these people have any sense and consideration for others as also the nationals who reside in the vicinity? They could injure them.
    They are hooligans and cantankerous who defy authority as the Police authority. They had a plan and knew why they remained until that time.
    Police, I hope you did not spare the tear gas. The troublemakers should also be arrested.
    God help Dominica, bless it and protect all law-abiding nationals from all harm, those who genuinely want what is good/best for Dominica. Lord, You know who they are.
    Likewise the President, the Prime Minister, members of his Cabinet and their family.
    God bless them all!

  51. Kermit
    February 7, 2017

    Stop lying the meeting did not finish at 3

  52. JOSH SHAW
    February 7, 2017

    how is late so d vibes start nuh! smh damn it!

  53. BEB
    February 7, 2017

    I thought that every body went to their lawful business after 3.00 PM

  54. mine
    February 7, 2017

    may god have mercy on all of you.

  55. Plastic
    February 7, 2017

    Fontaine is removed from the scene and on the radio reporting, all other party members no where to be found. The foolish patriots will take bullets so that the smart patriots can report and form the new government. Look sot.

  56. WTF
    February 7, 2017

    I thought this was a peaceful protest. Now am totally against that. No MF riots in the place now. Chuppsss

  57. concerned
    February 7, 2017

    i really really need to know if the management of the party were still present and whether they can advise where/how they failed to keep the peace.

    or was this the underlying plan???

    did the united workers party play us for puppets?

  58. Janet
    February 7, 2017

    Satan will bring down those who invoked him.

  59. Bob
    February 7, 2017

    Need more level heads to prevail

  60. February 7, 2017

    But what happening to these power hungry people there nah. Zor sort go get you all selves in trouble and Lenox Linton will come and bail you all out.

  61. K.
    February 7, 2017

    Why must violence result from everything? The tear gas should not be priority in every situation. If policemen cannot control a situation without firing tear gas, there is an issue on one end. Maybe its time we re-evaluate ourselves and our actions. And its time we stop being naive when it comes to the opinions of the public.

  62. Upste
    February 7, 2017

    Wonder who are the ones doing that. Not protestors. Little vagabonds that looking for any opportunity to display there old ways

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