Dr Wayne Kublalsingh being taken into custody today. PHOTO by TREVOR WATSON
Kublalsingh arrested for a third time
...three women and a man also taken away by police for blocking highway construction equipment
SUSAN MOHAMMED firstname.lastname@example.org
LEADER of the Highway Re Route Movement Dr Wayne Kublalsingh was arrested for third time this afternoon, along with four members of the Highway re Route Movement.
Three of those arrested are women.
Police moved on Kublalsingh and the group, when they failed to move out of the way of construction equipment working on land near Mon Desir Fyzabad, part of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.
On September 25, police arrested Kublalsingh on a highway construction site near the Mon Desir Interchange, and charged him with obstructing police officers in the course of their duties, assault and resisting arrest. He appeared before Siparia Magistrate Taramatie Ramdass the following day, pleaded not guilty to all charges and was granted $10,000 bail.
On September 27, Kublalsingh was taken into custody after he refused to move out of the way of an excavator clearing land near Mon Desir, Delhi Road, Fyzabad, for the construction of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.
Charged with resisting arrest and obstruction, he spent a night at the Siparia Police Station and granted his own bail when he appeared in court.
According to Express senior photographer Trevor Watson, who witnessed the incident, at around 1.15 p.m. police arrested the five after they surrounded a roller (construction equipment) and refused to move, even after police instructed them to get out of the way, claiming they they were trespassing.
The protest group responded that they land belonged to them. The three woman, aged in their 40s, along with Kublalsingh and a man in his 60s, were taken away in a 24-seater green-band maxi taxi. Police said the group will likely be charged with obstruction.