Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Police Warn Against Unlawful Gatherings Outside Parliament

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Saint Lucia police have issued a warning against mass crowd gatherings outside parliament, saying that they were aware of a protest planned for Tuesday.

That’s when the house meets from 10.00 am.

The parliament will then consider, among other things, a motion to extend the current state of emergency for another five months.

In a statement Monday, police directed attention to the COVID-19 (Prevention and Control) (Prohibition of Assembly) (No.4) order.

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The order prohibits hosting or attending a mass crowd event.

In addition, the police drew attention to the Public Order Act Chapter 14.04 of the Revised Laws of Saint Lucia.

That act prohibits marches near certain premises, including the government buildings or otherwise, without the permission of the Commissioner of Police in writing.

The police statement noted that the Commissioner of Police has not received applications for permission to hold such a march or protest.

“As such, any gatherings will be treated as unlawful and attendees will be asked to disperse,” it stated.

“We continue to encourage individuals to avoid any unnecessary mass crowd gatherings, as we continue to fight to keep Saint Lucia safe,” the police statement concluded.

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