Police attempt to dismantle Gay Vigil

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

Police and members of the LGBT community. [iNews' Photo]
Police and members of the LGBT community. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Members of the Guyana Police Force are currently trying to dismantle a vigil in the vicinity of the St. George’s Cathedral, organized by members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi – Sexual and Transgender [LGBT] Community to celebrate the life of two gays who were brutally murdered by an angry male lover.

According to Executive Director of the Guyana Sex worker Coalition, Miriam Edwards, the police came and made threats to the persons gathered in an effort to dismantle the vigil.

The woman said one officer even cranked his gun. One of the participants at the vigil, who identified himself as “Angel” said, “the police in this country is a menace to anti man.”

iNews understands that there were heated exchange of words between members of the Police Force and members of the LGBT community.Police 1

Another batch of police are currently at the scene trying to end the vigil in a peaceful manner.

However, the vigil is attracting more persons as there is loud singing and chanting. The LGBT community is questioning why they need police permission to hold a vigil.

 

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