Male Sex Workers picket Brickdam Station

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By Leroy Smith

Male Sex Workers protested outside of the Brickdam Police Station.
Male Sex Workers protested outside of the Brickdam Police Station.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Trans United Organization picketed the Brickdam Police Station for what they are calling the reverse in action of the police with respect to their slothfulness in prosecuting the men who opened fire on them a month ago.

One month ago, the male commercial sex workers were fired upon by men who were traveling in a minibus while along North Road in the vicinity of the St Georges Cathedral. The men, with the use of pellet guns fired shots in the direction, injuring them.

The picketing outside the Brickdam Police Station on Wednesday (May 07) dealt with what they termed the reluctance of the police to bring the shooters to justice even as the police were provided with the registration number for the vehicle, which the men were in.

When contacted, ‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken told iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) that the matter happened before he came to the Division but after the picketing exercise today, he immediately sent for the file on the matter and assured that it will be looked at and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions before the end of the week.Sex Workers Protest 1

The Commander stated that while he understands the individuals protested because they feel the process is moving slowly, he called on members of the public especially those in ‘A’ Division to approach him personally or any of his senior officers with their concerns since he has an open door policy.

 

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