[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Organization for the Victory of the People (OVP) says it vehemently condemns what it described as the “executions” of Tucville youths, Edgar Blackman and Sherwin James.
James and Blackman were killed during a police shootout last Wednesday in South Ruimveldt. OVP in a statement on Monday, December 14 said that the “situation on the streets requires urgent, immediate and decisive action.”
“We are being told that Operation Dragnet is successful, but who are the people that the net has been dragging in? Based on our evidence, gathered in various communities, one particular section of the society is being stereotyped and targeted,” the statement noted.
The Party claimed too that from eyewitness accounts, the two Tucville youths slain by the police had surrendered but nevertheless were executed.
“We have seen many years of extra-judicial killings in Guyana, reaching a peak number under Bharrat Jagdeo’s presidency. OVP is calling for an immediate end to the state-sanctioned policy of extra-judicial killings in Guyana.”
OVP is also describing the current state of affairs as a form of “state-sanctioned gang warfare, which perpetuates a death squad mentality and OVP is calling for its immediate dismantling.”
The government is being asked to order an immediate halt to extra-judicial killings and “to declare their firm and unanimous commitment to the principle that Black Lives Matter.”