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Police in Antigua break up protest, one man detained


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Police in Antigua break up protest, one man detained

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St John’s – The police in Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday used teargas to break up a demonstration by people who were protesting against a decision made by the government to move towards the vaccination of frontline workers in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In a statement, the group known as Freedom Fighters for Antigua and Barbuda, claim that a letter was written to the Commissioner of Police Attlee Rodney, seeking permission – as required under the law, to march on Sunday.

The group noted that a response was received on Friday, but only after a member of the organisation called the commissioner’s office.

In the aftermath of the protest, the police said one person was detained. (CMC)