Allen Chastanet: I did not organize protest

Allen Chastanet: I did not organize protest

Allen Chastanet, the leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), has denied having organized this week’s protest outside parliament.

The denial follows strong criticism from National Security Minister, Victor La Corbiniere.

The Minister accused Chastanet of “unacceptable” behaviour and of being part of an unruly crowd which the UWP leader did nothing to calm down.

La Corbiniere warned that such behaviour will not be tolerated.

However Chastanet said that the people were speaking for themselves.

He urged the government to wake up to the reality of an unemployment level of twenty five percent generally and fifty percent among young people.

The UWP leader also criticized the state of health care and the decline of small businesses.

“I think it would be a very sad day for Saint Lucia if we were to stand up and accept what La Corbiniere is saying, that people are going to be silenced and intimidated,” Chastanet asserted.

He observed that the current Saint Lucia Labour Party administration is already being accused of acts of victimization.

Chastanet said it was sad that the National Security Minister, who is a lawyer and ought to understand democracy, could make the statements that he did.

Regarding allegations that members of the crowd outside made threats to parliamentarians, the UWP leader said he did not hear any such threats.

He recalled that he was being interviewed by a television reporter.

Chastanet declared that the UWP will continue to fight for the people of Saint Lucia.

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  1. Boujon Guiyave
    January 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm Reply

    I could have believed you Golden Balls when you said you did not organised the protest nor did hear of any threats directed towards anyone. But it was you who defended the individual whose mob or gangster language made the PM fear for his life and because of that I am inclined to think you have a tendency to behave irrationally.

    You may not have organised it but that don’t mean you were not aware its organisation. Now if you knew about it you could have told the organisers to ensure they recognised the rule of law. If you failed to do so in my book you are just as guilty as those who disturbed the peace.

  2. Anonymous
    January 16, 2016 at 10:40 am Reply

    When will Allan speak the truth.

  3. Anonymous
    April 20, 2016 at 1:54 pm Reply

    Why don’t you ask Kenny to speak the truth

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