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.