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Protesters March For Regime Change

Image: HUNDREDS of supporters joined the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) in its first protest march against the Allen Chastanet government yesterday.

HUNDREDS of supporters joined the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) in its first protest march against the Allen Chastanet government yesterday.

Traffic crawled for a bit then came to a complete stop at about 3:30 p.m. between the Jeremie Street Junction and the Sab Playing Field in Vigie as supporters of the march — organized by the SLP-flooded the area near the field.

Image: Party faithful at yesterday’s march in Castries.  [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]
Party faithful at yesterday’s march in Castries. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]
The lively atmosphere increased and the march got underway after 4:00 p.m. flowing along the route from the playing field into the heart of the city to end on the Castries Market Steps for a rally.

The march was held primarily to condemn the agreements signed between the Government of St. Lucia and Desert Star Holdings and the alleged vindictiveness of the government towards certain persons, groups and organizations, the Labour Party said.

Chaos ensued as party officials tried to get people prepared for the march. Police officers were seen attempting to take care of the traffic as people scrambled to get placards which came to the field by the truck-load.

Bob Marley’s battle cry, “Get Up, Stand Up”, roared from hi-fi speakers mounted on one of the flat-bed trucks. It rained intermittently but the sun won out in the end.

Red shirts for party supporters and white t-shirts for those under the banner of Concerned Citizens of St. Lucia, the group that joined forces with the Labour Party, dominated the clothing attire of the marchers.

Yesterday’s march coincided with another in Vieux Fort which supported the government’s policies for development in that area.

6 Comments

  1. SLP members, the first in line for jobs at the Site, from grass cutting front and back,
    to all the dumb nobrainers. you’re lucky you’re not in Venezuela.

  2. We really do not expect anything more than anemic YELLA spittle from a DRY NUT that hovers over the Cuckoos Nest of La Toc …..Chupes!

  3. just so I understand this right!! The protest is about the DSH project in the south (VFort), but the march was held in the North (Castries).

  4. So just to be sure I’m understanding this correctly. There’s a march in the north opposing the project. Yet there’s a march in the south in support of the project.
    I’m from Canada with interests in St. Lucia. And I see this country as either deeply divided or so stupid that they don’t know what’s right from wrong. If the project is located in the south, and the people of the south are prepared to embrace it. Then the people up north should shut their muth’a frick’in mouths.

  5. DSH project will fail like all the other “businesses” before.
    All the foreigner owned businesses are gone and their owners left St. Lucia at a loss
    Things just do not happen here.

  6. Even local St. Lucians businessmen closed shop and moved abroad where they had to take jobs, mostly nonessential ones.

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