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Mackenzie-Wismar bridge cleared of protesters, debris


by Denis Chabrol

Guyana (Demerara Waves) – The Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge was  Wednesday night cleared of anti-vaccination protesters and debris overnight.

Police say traffic is flowing freely, a day after the protesters blocked that major thoroughfare across the Demerara River to vent their frustration at demands for them to be vaccinated.

The latest COVID-19 measures require Guyanese to  be fully vaccinated before they can go to work or access government services.

Divisional Commander Hugh Winter says the bridge was cleared shortly after 10:30 Wednesday night.

He says police did not fire teargas or rubber bullets to remove those who were present but those gathered were encouraged to move by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC)  parliamentarian Jermaine Figueira and Pastor London.

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