A number of United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidates stood in solidarity with residents and took part in “the People’s Picket,” which was staged on Tuesday morning, March 22, outside the Prime Minister’s Office.
More than 400 people braved the rainy weather and turned out to protest the fuel hike, the lack of adequate fire tenders and the water problem.
Political Leader of the Party Harold Lovell says this was just the start of what is to come, and pledges that the UPP will continue to hold the feet of the Gaston Browne Administration to the fire.
Meanwhile, speaking from the picket line, Anthony Smith, Jr., Candidate for All Saints West, says the Government cannot continue passing the entire burden onto the people. He was referring specifically to the more-than-$3 increase in the price of gas and diesel.
Other UPP Candidates, along with protesting citizens, also had their say: