Chaos erupts at Tucville Polling Station

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By Fareeza Haniff

One of the young men who was captured by residents.
One of the young men who was captured by residents.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chaos erupted at the GECOM polling station at Turning Point Snackette in Tucville, Georgetown on Monday afternoon when two men attempted to storm the polling station.

This situation caused some amount of unrest after residents caught one of the men and dealt him several blows to the body before police took him away. His alleged accomplice managed to escape.

The incident has since forced GECOM to close the polling station, much to the dissatisfaction of residents who are yet to cast their ballot. Efforts made to contact GECOM for an official comment on the matter proved futile.

The closed polling station at Turning Point, Tucville. [iNews' Photo]
The closed polling station at Turning Point, Tucville. [iNews’ Photo]
When iNews arrived at the scene, several police vehicles were seen speeding away from the polling station.

One woman, who witnessed the incident named a senior official from one of the major political parties as being involved in the incident.

Residents outside the polling station. [iNews' Photo]
Residents outside the polling station. [iNews’ Photo]
According to the resident, “a bus dropped off the men at the internet to collect the ballot boxes and after the people realize that he came for the boxes, he start running and he get ketch at this point here [Turning Point] and everybody start beat he and the other one get away.”

There are many angry voters outside the polling station, which is being guarded by members of the Guyana Police Force.

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