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Protesters lash out at Bajans

Lisa King

Protesters lash out at Bajans

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BARBADIANS are weak-willed and too afraid to stand up for their rights, says Christine Eli, who is at the forefront of protest action by aggrieved REDjet ticket holders.
Yesterday only four people turned up initially for the protest action in Independence Square when compared with the more than 25 who protested last week calling for REDjet to return the money they paid for tickets before the airline’s flights were grounded in mid-March.
“That is why Barbadians get pushed around so much – because they are gullible. That is why they do not get anywhere, because when it comes time for action they back out,” Eli said.
Eli, who plans to host protest action every week until some resolution is brought to the issue, said that all of the people who joined the previous protests were notified of the three-hour protest, which was scheduled to start by 9 a.m., but by 9:30 a.m. the action started with four individuals bearing placards such as De Irish Think We Foolish and Should De Rich Rob De Poor?
Read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK?NATION.