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Bajans march to show disgust


BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Bajans march to show disgust

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BARBADIANS MARCHED in disgust for just over an hour this afternoon.

More than 9 000 vented their disapproval of the current Government, taking part in the Barbados Labour Party (BLP)-organised march of disgust, which weaved its way through the capital of Bridgetown for 65 minutes.

Bridgetown was brought to standstill just after 4 p.m. when more than 1 000 had gathered in Jubilee Gardens for the start of march of disgust, entitled Step Up if You Fed Up.

By 4.30 p.m. the crowd had ballooned to almost 2 500, and at its apex, reached just over 9 000, according to police estimates.

The traditional BLP colour of red stood out in the crowd, and was mixed with agitators wearing white.

Runners and volunteers for the BLP were kept busy handing out placards, most of which lambasted the Government for its tenure since taking office in 2008.

BLP candidate Reverend Joseph Atherley stirred the crowd into a frenzy early, and by the time the first of three music trucks rolled off and headed down Broad Street, voices were high and in unison.

After the march, which also ended at Jubilee Gardens, BLP faithful held on for a rally, with a number of BLP speakers ramping up the crowd with their anti-Government narrative. (BA)

They came prepared for the rain.  

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Marchers pass Bethel Methodist Church.

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