I condemn the government’s use of tear gas against men, women and children peacefully singing hymns and praying in a demonstration of their human and constitutional rights in the Queen’s Park Savannah today, on Sunday 16 January 2022.
Under Keith Rowley, Trinidad and Tobago has slid down into the abyss of chaos, death and violence.
Keith Rowley has crossed the line into dictatorship territory with police firing what appears to be leaden tear gas canisters into a crowd of citizens.
Tear gas has not been used in this country since 1975, during the peaceful religious March for Bread, Peace and Justice, which turned into Bloody Tuesday after violent police suppression by the PNM.
Today is Rowley’s “Bloody Sunday”.
I have warned Trinidad and Tobago that Keith Rowley is taking us down the path of Nicholas Maduro next door in Venezuela. We are witnessing this happen right before our eyes.
The UNC stands with the people in their fight for their constitutional and human rights. We stand with the people in order to save and preserve our democracy and our freedom.