Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry, has urged Saint Lucians in general and persons who plan to take part in an opposition march and rally on Sunday to take protective measures against COVID-19.
“We need to try to ensure that we protect our own selves and the only way we can do that is by practicing social distancing,” he told reporters on Thursday.
“I want to urge all Saint Lucians and persons who are going to go out there to that march and rally – we need to try to ensure that we protect our own selves,” Moncherry stated.
“You may believe to yourself that we do not have any active case right now, but just one person can infect a number of people – so we need to also follow the laws on that day, we need to comply with police instructions and what I can say to you: ‘If you believe you have any issues with the police, maybe you need to adopt the approach of complying and complaining after,’” the police chief declared.
He explained that if there are any breaches of the conditions by those taking part in the opposition event, it can be stopped.
Moncherry confirmed that he granted permission for the opposition march and rally which the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) says is expected to be the biggest demonstration in this country’s history.
The SLP has dubbed the event a national protest march against the current Allen Chastanet administration.
“We encourage you to come with your placards and your messages for the Government. We also ask you to wear your masks as we still have to take precautions against COVID 19,” a press release from the party stated.