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T&T highway protestors arrested

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

T&T highway protestors arrested

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PORT OF SPAIN – Environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh and two members of his Highway Re-Route Movement were taken into police custody yesterday and are expected to be charged with obstruction and resisting arrest.
The three were detained after members of the movement surrounded an OAS Constructura excavator and demanded that no work be undertaken at the construction site at Gopee Trace, Penal. The residents, led by Kublalsingh, marched to the site and surrounded the equipment around 10:30 a.m.
The men and women held up long syringe-like tubes used to spray abeer during Phagwa celebrations and threatened to spray the equipment if the workers refused to vacate the land.
The OAS workers abandoned the excavator and left the site, returning later with a large contingent of police officers.
The movement have been protesting the construction of the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.
They are calling on Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to listen to the residents affected by that segment of the highway. (Express)