Police have described Sunday’s national protest march and rally organized by the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) as a peaceful event.
“I have not received any reports of any incidents as it relates to the rally or associated with the rally, so in my humble view it was a peaceful event,” Superintendent of Police with responsibility for Crime Management, George Nicholas told reporters Tuesday.
Thousands, including individuals who formerly supported the ruling United Workers Party (UWP), attended the event in Castries.
SLP Leader, Philip J. Pierre, said he was satisfied with the large attendance at the October 4 march.
He described it as a clear manifestation of the determination by citizens to brave the increasing victimisation and vindictiveness of the ruling regime and put country first.
Pierre also said he was grateful to protesters for behaving lawfully.
An SLP statement noted that there were no known incidents with police, who were out in numbers to ensure the good order of the activity.
“No doubt the police detachment was impressed with the proceedings,” the statement asserted.
The SLP leader has promised that the labour party will lead more public protests.
But he emphasised that marching alone would not bring about the end of the Allen Chastanet administration.
Pierre observed that the people have to vote them out in the next general elections.
As a result, he urged all citizens of voting age to ensure that they register to vote and get their ID cards.