Four leading members of the United Workers Party’s top brass are among eight charged for staging a demonstration outside of the House of Assembly last year.
The UWP and several of its supporters had gathered outside the House during a parliament session on November 29, 2010 with placards in dissatisfaction of a decision by Alix Boyd-Knights, speaker of the House of Assembly, to disallow five of its questions in the House.
Those from the upper echelon of the party that were charged are Hector John – Opposition Leader, Ron Green – UWP leader, Claudius Sanford – Deputy Leader and Edison James – UWP President.
Other members of the party who were charged are Ezekiel Bazil, Norris Charles, Ronni Isidore and Danny Lugay.
The UWP said it had protested because its questions meant for government ministers were ruled as out of order by Alix Boyd-Knights, Speaker of the House of Assembly.
Acting police chief Cyril Carrette said the organizers of the demonstration are charged because they disobeyed the Public Order Act, which states that permission must be granted for the holding of any public procession.