As United Workers’ Party (UWP) supporters attended the party’s ‘Rally in the Colour Purple’, on Saturday in Pointe Michel, former party leader and Prime Minister, Eddison James expressed the party’s total condemnation of child molestation on the island.
The rally was said to be against the abuse of children in Dominica and supporters were asked to wear purple for the event.
“Today, we, the men, women, and children gathered at this Purple Rally, solemnly declare our profound opposition and outrage at the wanton molestation of our children,” he said,
James articulated his disdain at the Dominica Labour Party’s support of former Soufriere MP, Ian Pinard, who resigned on April 26, 2016, because of what he said are allegations made against him.
“It is a most disgraceful or distressing reality worthy of all total condemnation…” he stated.
James described a DLP’s rally, which was held on Sunday, May 22, as a “child molestation rally,” and remarked that DLP supporters be branded as defenders of child molestation.
“They will be holding what we must describe as a ‘child molestation rally’… Anyone seen waving or holding that red flag, during this by-election, is nothing but a child molester or an upholder of child molestation…” he said. “And you must preach it, and you must let them know that is how you feel. And you must reject them.”
UWP candidate, Higgs Adams, will be facing the DLP’s Denise Charles in the by-election in that constituency, which is carded for June 7.