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Thousands join Mia

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Thousands join Mia

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ABOUT 3 000 BOISTEROUS protesters led by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley left Heroes Square in Bridgetown at 12:04 to show Prime Minister Freundel Stuart their disgust with the recently introduced Municipal Solid Waste Tax on landowners.

To the sound of loud music from a truck, the crowd that began gathering from about 11:30 a.m. greeted Mottley with loud cheers as she emerged from Parliament Yard, a few feet away.

Many of the marchers who wore white – the designated protest colour – were led by a police escort that included cops on motorcycles and on foot.

With the BLP’s economic spokesman Clyde Mascoll on her left and St Thomas Member of Parliament Cynthia Forde on her right, Mottley and her supporters began chanting Bob Marley’s popular Get Up Stand Up.

Police estimated that the crowd at 3 000 and this included onlookers and as they made their way across the Chamberlain Bridge staff of the Barbados Revenue Authority filled the balconies of the Treasury Building get a glimpse of the action. (GE)