By Radha Motielall
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Clement Rohee said two children, a boy and girl ages 14 and 13, were injured on Sunday evening (April 19) on their way home from the rally at Albion.
According to Rohee, he received reports stating that between Number 50 and 51 villages on the Corentyne, Berbice a truck transporting supporters from the rally was attacked and persons injured.
Rohee said a bottle with a corrosive substance was thrown into the vehicle, causing burns to the body of a 13 – year – old girl. In addition, he said a 14 – year – old boy was hit by a missile in the head, while a 32 – year – old woman was hit to the shoulder.
The General Secretary said he did not have the names of those injured, neither the hospital at which he said they were treated and sent home from. What he could say was that the police are investigating the matter.
Rohee stressed that this is a matter of criminal offence, while noting that he is unaware of the same type of behaviour being meted out to Opposition supporters passing through any village. .
He then questioned whether such behaviour was centrally or locally orchestrated. Rohee also proffered that these types of behaviour is a “manifestation of the desperation and the frantic response by the Opposition to the massive turnout at rallies of the PPP”.
He added that what the PPP has to ensure is that “there is no retaliation”.
Meanwhile, in a subsequent release, the Guyana Police Force said it is conducting investigations into reports that at about 19:30hrs Sunday April 19, 2015, objects were allegedly thrown into a motor vehicle transporting supporters of the PPP/C political party in the vicinity of No. 50 Village, Corentyne.
Police say “two women were struck to their head and shoulder, respectively, and a female child was struck to her left hand. They were treated at the Skeldon Hospital.”