Guyana Police Killings Prompt Calls for Inquiry
The three shooting victims were part of a large demonstration protesting a 50 percent increase in electricity rates.
Calling for a commission of inquiry into the shooting, Rickford Burke, president of the New York-based Caribbean Guyana institute for democracy (CGID), said, “these killings are a wanton slaughter of African-Guyanese by Guyana police. The peoples of the caribbean region must express outrage at these killings and solidarity with the black population in Guyana.”
The police have issued a statement calling for calm and the government on Thursday announced that the military has been called out to patrol the town.