Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Claude Weekes, is hoping that commonsense will prevail and the Salisbury protest action will come to an “amicable” end.
Residents of that west coast community have since 2.30 am on Monday blocked the main road linking Roseau and Portsmouth complaining of the poor conditions of farm access roads and other roads in the area.
“We are the police, we have our jobs to do but I am very pleased thus far that no one has been injured,” he said.
He said earlier in the day the police were “confronted with a rain of stones.”
At least one police vehicle was slightly damaged. He described that matter as “unfortunate.”
According to Weekes, it is in the best interest of all parties involved to get the matter resolved soon.
“In the meantime the police are there to maintain law and order in a peaceful way,” he said.
Also speaking to DNO was Salisbury MP Hector John.
He said he was “handled” by the police which caused the protest to turn ugly.
“All we are asking is for the government to come Salisbury and speak to us. We will not move we are fed up,” John said.