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City march

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

City march

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AROUND 100 people made their frustrations known as they marched through The City today.
Led by political activist Robert “Bobby” Clarke, the group travelled through Bridgetown chanting sayings such as “no taxation without representation!” and “how long have we been silent? Too long!” as well as singing part of Bob Marley’s song Get Up, Stand Up.
Clarke said the march was a way to allow the public to get their voices heard since they felt there were too many instances of Governmental mismanagement and non-caring attitudes.
“We are trying to give a voice to the people and they should come out today because it is their fight. We have the Prime Minister saying this is the best Government but there are people who can’t eat or sleep because they can’t find money. These are the issues people should be looking at; this is not a Bobby Clarke thing,” he said.
The protestors held placards denouncing value added tax (VAT) and the cost of living as well as those calling for integrity in Government. They marched from Independence Square, travelling along Wharf Road, Hincks Street, Jubilee Gardens, Chapel Street, Broad Street and back. (CA)