Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Police disperse protesters in Guyana

This is taking place just up the coast from New Amsterdam, right by the University of Guyana extension campus where I taught, in Tain. It started the day before I was to leave, and the whole road is blocked off with trash and burning tires -- a tactic pulled from the Buxton playbook. I wouldn't be surprised if all the region six folks are pulled to Georgetown temporarily if this keeps up.

Police disperse protesters in Guyana(AP) -- Police fired tear gas and rubber pellets to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who blocked a coastal highway in this South American country to protest armed robberies allegedly committed with help from police. The full article will be available on the Web for a limited time: (c) 2005 and wire service sources. All Rights Reserved.

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