The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has declared that there’s no need to storm the Capitol or parliament, one day after the ruling United Workers Party condemned Facebook posts by what it described as ‘a well known operative’ of the SLP.
In a statement calling for a police investigation, the UWP asserted that the comments of the unnamed ‘operative’ amounted to an attempt at ‘domestic terrorism’.
It also urged leaders of the opposition to condemn the comments and disassociate themselves from the remarks.
“Dear St. Lucia, House of Parliament is your Capitol Hill!!” The UWP quoted one of the Facebook posts as saying.
It was an obvious reference to the unprecedented storming of the US Capitol building in Washington D.C, while the Senate was meeting.
Television images beamed throughout the world showed rioters invading the Senate chamber on Wednesday.
News reports indicated that four people died.
“No need to Storm the Capitol or Parliament! Let’s Storm the Ballot Boxes and Polling Stations Instead,” SLP Candidate, Alfred Prospere posted on the party’s official Facebook page.
“Change begins with you! Vote Alfred Prospere,” the post by the opposition candidate for Dennery South declared.
Headline photo caption: Rioters storm the US Capitol building