Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Boos for Govt as hundreds protest on land, sea*

sending a message: Protesters display placards during their protest outside the Paliament yesterday during the budget debate, at Tower D, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain. —Photo: CURTIS CHASE

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GOVERNMENT MPs were yesterday heavily booed as they entered the Parliament building on the Port of Spain Waterfront, outside of which hundreds had gathered to protest measures in the 2017/2018 national budget that they viewed as “draconian” and “evil”.
The hecklers included workers from the gaming industry, United National Congress (UNC) supporters, a handful of fisherfolk and citizens who said they were not po­litically aligned but were disturbed by Government’s handling of the economy and Trinidad and Tobago’s crime problem.

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