Political leader of the UWP Lennox Linton has vowed to “continue the protest action” as his party seeks an audience with the chief elections officer and the chairman of the electoral commission.
“We have been there for over an hour waiting to meet with them…they promised to meet with us but are gone. Take note that this is far from over, ” Linton said as the crowd which had grown, started shouting, “We want justice.”
Also addressing the crowd, was Dr. Thompson Fontaine, who contested the Grand Fond seat which the UWP claims was “stolen”.
“We will not relent; they have cheated and we will file complaints to the police so they can be criminally charged,” Dr. Fontaine said. He continued, “They stole the Grand Fond seat and you must not be intimidated by the police.”
Police wearing riot gear and armed with guns and batons were at the ready at the electoral commission compound.
Below are some photos of the event. Photos by Carlisle Jno Baptiste.