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United stand


CARLOS ATWELL, [email protected]

United stand

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FROM THE PUBLIC to the private sector they marched; from the young to the old they marched; from male to female they marched; from black to white they marched and neither rain nor scorching sun could stop them.

And when the marchers ended up where they began – Queen’s Park – they numbered more than 21 000 strong.

This march came exactly three years after the Barbados Labour Party march against the municipal solid waste tax.

Back then, a fraction of yesterday’s numbers turned out – 5 000 – which was hailed as a victory. But on that occasion Government was initially unmoved. (CA)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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