Guyana: Police open fire on protesters, four killed, dozens injured

Posted on July 19, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Guyana, Police/Military Activity

At least four persons were confirmed dead and several others were injured as Police opened fire in Linden on the first day of a planned five-day protest against electricity rate hikes.
In the wake of the deaths soldiers and police have been sent to the town in efforts to bring calm, Police headquarters said last evening.
Lindeners reacted angrily to the shootings and several buildings were set on fire, including the office of the ruling People’s Progressive Party and the Guyana Revenue Authority. Fires also broke out at the office of the Guyana Power and Light Company and the nearby office of Linden Mining Company (Linmine) and the Kara Kara bridge. Read Article

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