School Destroyed by Fire in Civil Unrest in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - As the civil unrest in Guyana escalates, a primary school at Wismar, Linden, has been completely destroyed by fire.

The Joint Services reported that, on Sunday, August 12, the security guard on duty at the school was approached by three men armed with cutlasses who threatened to kill her if she did not remove herself from the location or if she attempted to raise an alarm.

The guard reportedly left the compound, after which the building was broken into, computers stolen and was later seen on fire.

The Guyana Fire Service fire tender could not get to the scene of the fire owing to the blockages that had been placed along the roadways by protestors.

Residents of the Linden community subsequently brought in and handed over two men to the police at Wismar Police Station, who they claimed were suspects in the attack on the school. The two men are in police custody assisting with the investigations.

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