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SVG Protest: Husband of Opposition Senator choked by police, now arrested

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines (News784) – The husband of Opposition Senator Shevern John had to be rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital on Thursday afternoon after he was placed in what his lawyer says was a chokehold.

Carlie John was arrested by members of the Rapid Response Unit, a branch of the St Vincent police force, at a protest in the capital city of Kingstown.

Lawyer Kay Bacchus-Baptiste speaking with News784, says the situation reminds her of George Floyd.

According to US media reports, George Floyd lost consciousness after a Minneapolis police officer placed him in a chokehold. He later died.

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