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Protest march underway


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Protest march underway

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THE JOINT TRADE union-private sector march is currently underway in Bridgetown.

Led by the Barbados Workers’ Union, National Union of Public Workers, Barbados Union of the Teachers, Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union in conjunction with the Barbados Private Sector Association, protesters left Queen’s Park to make their way through The City.

A number of business have closed for the day or altered their opening hours to facilitate the march which is aimed at bringing Government back to the table for talks on the country’s economy.

One of the major bones of contention is the 400 per cent increase in the National Social Responsibility levy.

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There was a heavy police presence in the park and armed officers with shields in hand were seen behind the Central Police Station in preparation for the march.

Three buses filled with officers were also seen. (BN)

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