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SVG Opposition calls for more protests, Union, Nurses, to join

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St Vincent and the Grenadines (News784) – St Vincent and the Grenadines opposition party the NDP will protest on 9 September 2021, when parliament meets.

Leader of the Opposition Dr Godwin Friday, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday 25 August, said the people would continue their protests on the streets of Kingstown.

“These actions are to be robust and determined while being peaceful and lawful, in a manner that proclaims and elevates our democracy”.

“Our actions are to defend and promote democracy, to oppose in a direct manner the unpopular legislation and policies of the government as reflected in the changes the government made to the Public Health Act three weeks ago to allow for mandatory vaccination. To lend support to the trade unions as they represent their members. To insist that the government engage in meaningful dialogue with the stakeholders on the way forward and out of this Covid crisis”.

Friday said the government is acting simply because they have the power in parliament to do and the only way people can take direct action is through peaceful protest.

“The government has been acting unilaterally for far too long; proceeding without any serious consultation with and involvement of other stakeholders in decision-making when it really matters.

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