LPM gets green light for protest march

LPM gets green light for protest march

The Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM), has announced that the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), has given the party the go ahead to hold a protest march on October 8, 2015.

LPM leader, Therold Prudent, told the Times that his party received permission in a letter from the RSLPF.

Prudent disclosed that he and party officials had also had a “cordial” meeting with Acting Deputy Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry, and Police Press Relations Officer, Zachary Hippolyte.

The planned LPM march had generated some controversy after the LPM leader had accused the Police of attempting to frustrate the event, when law enforcers turned down the request for the activity after pointing out that the LPM letter requesting permission for the protest did not meet several criteria under the law.

The LPM admitted that it had omitted some requirements, but made it clear that the party’s intention was not to violate the law.

The party subsequently resubmitted its request.

The October 8, 2015 protest will be held to highlight concerns over violent crime, youth unemployment and the physical state of the Island’s courthouses.

It is billed to start at about 4:PM from the Vigie Playing field and proceed along the John Compton Highway to Derek Walcott Square.


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